Parkdale Cricket Club
Phone: 0422 326 339
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Located in the City of Kingston, Melbourne, Australia; the Parkdale Cricket Club has been part of the local Bayside community since 1920. Today, we are a progressive sporting club with over 300 members.
The Parkdale Cricket Club prides itself on being a family club with a strong focus on junior participation and development. We have a firm commitment to providing a positive, friendly and supportive environment to players, members and supporters of all ages.
Each season we offer games of cricket at all levels, competing in the South Eastern Cricket Association (SECA) for juniors from 5 years and seniors and veterans in the Dandenong District Cricket Association (DDCA). Cricket Australia Accredited and experienced coaches are available at all levels to ensure that juniors receive grounding in the skills of cricket, whilst senior players are encouraged to reach their full potential.
Since 2009/10 Parkdale CC has hosted an overseas player - among them Tom Morton UK player South Wilts Southern Premier League Championship Captain, and most recently in 2014/15 Michael Vandort, former Sri Lankan Test Opener.
Recently the club instituted a role for an amateur overseas player to be the Pirates Junior Nets Coach, initially this was to recognise the fine work of former Junior & Senior Coach Steven Warner- another UK South Wilts Representative. Based on the success of this model the Committee have continued to place an enthusiastic coach to oversee the skill progression of all Pirates Juniors. 2014/15 has seen Scott Lees from Southport & Birkdale CC in the Liverpool & District Cricket Premier League fill this roll with distinction.
Our junior program has produced several Victorian representatives including
Peter ‘Chooka’ Howell VCA 2nd XI Representative, Cameron Atkins VCA U/17 Representative and most recently Scott ‘Barrel’ Boland as Victorian Senior Representative, along with players who have moved through the grades to Premier Grade selection.
The future facilities at Gerry Green Reserve (the club’s home ground) continue to improve with a brand new re-laid Merri Creek soil wicket table and Santa Ana Couch outfield conversion taking place during the 2014/15 season. In season 2016/17 the club is looking forward to the pavilion being upgraded with a substantial 7 figure budget allocated by the City of Kingston towards this outcome. Parkdale CC is in ongoing discussion with co-tenants the Parkdale Vultures Amateur Football Club and the City of Kingston to achieve best outcomes in this exciting progression.
Parkdale CC welcomes all new members and visitors, and our players are always available for hosting visiting teams either from within Australia or overseas! There are few better ways for a cricket lover to spend an afternoon than kicking back on the grass at Gerry Green Reserve, enjoying an afternoon sea breeze with cool drink and cricket being played!