Macquarie University Cricket Club has eight teams proudly wearing the club colours on playing fields across Sydney.
We welcome all players who want to play good standard, competitive cricket. We have access to two turf-pitch ovals maintained by a team of full time groundsmen.
We also have a new turf training facility, and a professional club coach available throughout the season. With some of the best facilities in Sydney, this is the club for you!
We caught up with Club Secretary John Salmond to find out a bit more about the club.
1. What Competitions does the Club participate in and does the club cater for all standards?
As mentioned above the club caters for all standards! Whether you are wanting to play at a highly competitive standard or at a relaxed level with your mates – we are the club for you!
We compete in the prestigious Sydney Shires Competition (which is the baby brother to Sydney Grade Cricket.) These games are played on high quality turf pitches across Sydney with a mixture of 2 day and 1 day games. We also field an U24s Colts side which plays in the Frank Gray Shield – this is a separate 1-day competition played on Sundays. We have a 5th grade side which plays in the local Northern Suburbs Competition.
New initiatives for 2016/17
- Women’s Cricket
This year the club is delighted to announce it plans to re-introduce Women’s Cricket!! We are wanting to enter a team in the Sydney Women’s Grade Competition. Whether you have played before at a high level or never even picked up a cricket bat, it doesn’t matter! We have coaches on board to help you out and if you don’t own any playing equipment, the club will have equipment available to borrow for games!
Please register your interest as early as you can!
- NSCA Park Cricket
If you and a group of mates want to play in a team together, then we can enter you all into the local Northern Suburbs Competition. The Club will do all the administrative work for you and supply the balls, stumps and scorebooks!
For more information please get in contact with the club as early as you can!
2. When and where will the club commence training in 2016/17?
Pre season training starts Sunday July 24!
The full pre season schedule is yet to be released. Keep an eye on www.mucc.org.au for more details.
Or…like us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/MacUniCC/
3. What social activities does the club have planned for 2016/17?
The Club has many exciting social activities planned for 2016/17. These include:
- Season Launch
- Club Captains Pub Crawl (Before Christmas)
- Christmas Party
- President’s Pub Crawl (After Christmas)
- Team Dinners
- Golf Day
Every Saturday after play is a chance for all members to meet at the Ranch to catch up with their clubmates.
4. What are some of the future goals for the club?
The Club wants to involve as many student members as it possibly can. We want to be able to cater for players who want to play at both a competitive or more relaxed standard. We want to be able to cater for both male and female players as well as bring together players from diverse cultural backgrounds.
5. How would someone wanting to join the club get involved?
WE ARE RECRUITING NOW!
For more information please do not hesitate to email John Salmond (Club Secretary) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre - season training commences in late July with the actual competition season running from the last weekend in September to the first week in April.
Non-Student members: $420 for 12 months
Student members: $300 for 12 months
President: Simon Fairlie - email@example.com
Secretary: John Salmond - firstname.lastname@example.org
Club email - Cricket@mq.edu.au
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