Membership Nos: The Cricketers’ Club of New South Wales has approximately 100 active cricketers. The Club also has a golf section. Of these 100 players, approximately 25 members play for the Club on Saturdays, and another 75 on Sundays and in mid-week games.
C&S Competition: In the City and Suburban competition on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the Club plays about 18 matches a season. These are generally 35 overs a side. The C&S “competition” does not have a formal league table and not all clubs in the competition play each other. Nevertheless cricket is played in a competitive manner, and at its best, would probably equate to the standard of 3rd-4th Sydney District Grade Cricket, although considerably shortened. In recent seasons, the Club has lost few C&S games. All matches are on turf wickets. The Club’s home ground is at Camperdown Park, Mallett Street, Camperdown. In addition there is a two part Jack Pace Cup competition; part 1 is a league structure before Christmas for points; the top eight teams go into a knock out stage after Christmas ; C.C.N.S.W. has won the Cup four times.
Masters (i.e. 0ver 40s) games: On Sundays, the Club plays 11 fixtures in a competitive over forties “Masters” league, in which the Club’s position has varied from league winners to bottom. These are 40 over a side games. Six bowlers must be used, and batsmen must retire on scoring 40 runs. These games are played approximately once a fortnight on turf wickets
Classics (i.e. over 50s) games: The Club plays 11 fixtures in an over fifties “Classics” Veterans competition. The rules are very similar to the Masters except that batsmen retire at 30*. The Competition is played on alternate Sundays to the Masters on turf wickets.
Vintage (i.e. over 60s) games: The Club plays 6 fixtures in a new over sixties “Vintage” competition. The Competition is played on Sundays that do not clash with the Classics on turf wickets. This season anyone who will be over 58 by 1 April next year is eligible to play.
Mid week Wednesday evening. The Club plays regular fixtures on Wednesday nights over summer in an 8-a-side evening competition in the Last Man Standing Competition-Eastern Suburbs Division on synthetic wickets in Moore Park.
Other Sunday games: The Club also plays about fifteen other competitive but “friendly” fixtures, on grounds varying from major national grounds such as (occasionally) the M.C.G., the S.C.G., and Bradman Oval, Bowral, to small country grounds such as Mandalong and Mudgee Opposition includes teams such as the Melbourne Cricket Club, The Sydney Cricket Club, Queensland Cricketers’ Club, the Primary Club, I. Zingari (Australia), Molonglo, the Army (Victoria Barracks) and sometimes overseas touring sides. These are generally full day games of about 45-50 overs a side. In February 2004, the Club was invited by the S.C.G. Trust and Cricket N.S.W. to represent the Civilian population against the Military in a game to commemorate 150 years of cricket at the S.C.G.
Overseas tours: Every winter, the Club generally runs an overseas tour and has undertaken thirty-three such tours in the past thirty one years, with the most recent an Auckland (NZ) tour planned over the 2019 Australia Day long weekend, and a longer tour to Sri Lanka at Easter 2019. The Club is always looking for players interested in such tours.
Golf: The golf section traditionally used to play once a month on a Sunday morning; steps are currently being taken to revive traditional fixtures and expand. Currently only 1 or 2 annual fixtures are played.
Premises: The Club no longer has its own premises in the City but has informal affiliations with the South Sydney Graphic Arts Club at 182 Coward Street Mascot which has generously allowed C.C.N.S.W. members to use their facilities from time to time.
Reciprocal Clubs: The Cricketers’ Club has many reciprocal clubs throughout the world-see full list on link below. If any member is thinking of calling on or staying in a reciprocal club, they should contact the Club Secretary (currently Adrian Hawkes) for a letter of introduction.
Camperdowner Newsletter: During the cricketing season a weekly email newsletter is sent out to keep the club informed of recent results, upcoming fixtures and social events, and important news. You can sign up to the newsletter below.
Patron: Phil Emery is the Club Patron