The Preston Cricket Club is one of the oldest sporting clubs in the northern suburbs having been established in the 1860’s
The “Bullants” field 4 teams in the 28 club Victorian Sub District Cricket Association and have done so since the early 1950’s. The first and second eleven play their home games at the Preston City Oval, located in Cramer Street, Preston, as it has since the clubs inception. The third and fourth eleven play their home games at Crispe Park, Gloucester Street, Reservoir. Season 2004/05 saw Preston reintroduce junior sides in the Northern Metropolitan competition which is now part of the new northern zone competition.
Preston has hosted players from a variety of backgrounds – from local juniors progressing to senior VSDCA and Premier cricket, to English county and former international cricketers. This experience has helped Preston become one of the Association’s most successful clubs over the past 20 years with our first eleven securing 6 premierships (more than any other club) and 4 association championships. Our second eleven has also won 5 premierships during that period, the thirds one premiership and the fourths has won two premierships.
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the General Committee of the Preston Cricket Club announces Dalis Thomas, former Coach of the Clifton Hill CC, as Coach of the Club for the 2014/2015 Season.
Our playing, practice and social facilities are second to none, ranging from our recently upgraded training nets in the south west corner of the Preston City Oval to our new change rooms next to the main grand stand. The wicket table at the Preston City Oval has been rated as the number one pitch in the VSDCA North/South Group for 2010/2011, North/East Group for 2012/2013 and North/South Group for 2013/2014.
Preston boasts a stable committee and is involved in ongoing discussions with local Cricket Victoria premier clubs with a view to sharing junior development resources and providing a direct link to Premier cricket. All of these factors put Preston in an excellent position to assist the progression of young cricketers in the northern suburbs.