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 afternoons, the Club plays about 24 matches a season. These are generally about 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 very 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 for points; the top eight teams go into a knock out stage; CCNSW has won the Cup.
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.
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.
Other Sunday games: The Club also plays about twelve other competitive but “friendly” fixtures, on grounds varying from major national grounds such as (occasionally) the M.C.G., S.C.G., the Gabba, Telstra (Olympic) Stadium 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), Craigmoor Portwiners, Molonglo, the Army (Victoria Barracks) and sometimes a couple of 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-one such tours in the past twenty-nine years, with a Christchurch (NZ) tour planned for the 2018 Australia Day long weekend. 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. Application for membership: Any person interested in joining the Club should download the Membership Application Form and contact the Club Secretary – see contacts.
Patron: Mike Whitney is the Club Patron