HISTORY

Midland Guildford Cricket Club started its association with the WACA in 1902/03 when it submitted a B-Grade team in the WACA Competition under the name – Midland Junction and District Turf Cricket Club. In 1910/11 the club was admitted to the First Grade competition with a team also playing in B2-Grade. The home ground at the time was Midland Oval.

In 1914/15 Midland Junction’s area took in the Swan District region and duly changed its name to Midland-Swan Cricket Club. 

 

In 1918/19, arising from the post-war reconstruction of the club, and in deference to the many players from Guildford, the Club’s name was again changed to the Midland Guildford Cricket Club. Only a B-Grade team played in the competition for this season.

 

In 1919/20 Midland Guildford entered a First Grade team in the WACA competition. Three years later, in October 1923, it was decided that the Club colours would be black and white.

In September 1941, World War Two was raging and due to high-pressure work programmes for military requirements in the Midland workshops, no Midland Guildford teams were nominated.

 

The club remained in abeyance until the 1946/47 season when it was reconstructed. The first game was played in October of 1946.

Midland Guildford Cricket Club has always provided a pathway for individuals to develop their game and to aspire to State and International selection. A number of players have attained these goals. The club has further developed overseas players who have gone on to represent their own countries.

In the 1981/82 season, the Club moved its home ground from Midland Oval to the picturesque Lilac Hill Park ground in Caversham.

Over the years Midland Guildford Cricket Club has had many successes, the most memorable being the 19-years during which the Club hosted the Lilac Hill Festival Matches against visiting overseas teams.

 

The Club has a good working relationship with the WACA and now fields four senior men’s teams, four junior boys teams and two senior female teams and two junior girls teams.

-Val Martin

Midland-Guildford Cricket Club

Lilac Hill Park

West Swan Rd

Caversham WA 6056

Senior Male and Female Premier Cricket Teams
Junior Male and Female Premier Cricket Teams

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