City and Suburban

CCNSW C&S Team at Camperdown Park, 22 November 2020.
Back row:  Craig Kitson,  Jim Hadley (c). Scott Williams, Soren Hughes, Brett James, Matt Leong
Front row: Curtis Murray (w); Tom Robertson, Paul Nash, Nick Leong, Mike Pinter

The City and Suburban Association 1903 Inc. celebrated its Centenary in 2003. The Association currently comprises 23 Clubs: Balmain-South Sydney Rangers, Barker College Old Boys, Beavers, Colleagues, C.C.N.S.W., Eastern Suburbs Pacers, Hunters Hill, I Zingari (Australia)*, King’s School Old Boys, Knox Old Boys, Nondescripts*, Old Aloysians, Old Cranbrookians , Old Sydneians, Paddington, Primary Club of Australia, Radio Physics, Reg Bartley XI, St George Veterans, Scots Old Boys, Sydney University Lions (formerly known as Sydney University Veterans)*, Wyvern,  and Yaralla* .

(*  means Foundation Clubs in 1903).

There will be 19 teams competing during the 2021-22 season. (King’s Old Boys, Radio Physics, Scots Old Boys and Wyvern are not entering teams.) In  addition Balmain-South Sydney Rangers is only playing 2 fixtures and Old Sydneians only one.

The Cricketers’ Club of New South Wales home ground is the very attractive tree lined ground at Camperdown Park in Mallett Street, Camperdown. The ground has full facilities including covers, sightscreens, a supersopper, and a new pavilion opened in March 2017, which includes a canteen, change rooms and showers. Adjoining the ground on one side is a café and on the other side a new licensed restaurant called “Camperdown Greens”.

Matches are generally played on Saturday afternoons although some are played on Sundays. All are on turf wickets with 4-piece balls generally commencing at 1.00pm (sometimes 1.30pm) and are generally 35 overs per side. The season starts the week after the long weekend in October and continues till the end of March and constitutes approximately 20 rounds.

There is no overall league table and points are not awarded in the C&S “Competition” in non Jack Pace Shield games, however, there is a five round pre-Christmas Jack Pace league where the eight leading teams progress into a three round quarter final, semi final and final competition after Christmas for the “Jack Pace Memorial Shield”. C.C.N.S.W. has won The Shield four times, but did not make the quarter finals in 2020-21.

Details of the results of all games played by all teams in the Competition are posted on the MyCricket NSW C&S web site.

The Club is keen to attract new younger players. Anyone wishing to play for CCNSW in City and Suburban games should contact Jim Hadley (c), Soren Hughes (v/c), and Tom Robertson (mgr) at cands@ccnsw.com .