History

A Brief History Of Ainslie Park

Ainslie Park Cricket Club was founded in 1976 following the amalgamation of the Croydon West and East Ringwood United Churches (formerly East Ringwood Methodist) Cricket Clubs. Croydon West CC played on a site in Ware Crescent, Ringwood East, on the site where the Maroondah Hospital now stands. Ainslie Park Reserve was formed from bushland near Maroondah Secondary College in early 1976 and Ainslie Park Cricket Club has played its 1st XI games on Ainslie Park from its first game in October 1976.

There were no clubrooms for the first 10 years, and after-match gatherings were at members homes, usually in Ainslie Park Avenue. Afternoon teas were held under a group of pine trees where Maroondah Community Centre now stands. Our clubrooms at Ainslie Park were officially opened in 1986, giving the club a permanent home base.

The club initially fielded 2 teams and won the A grade premiership in the 1983/84 season, elevating it to the Chandler Shield grade. The club expanded to field as many as 8 senior teams and 12 junior teams, riding a boom of young families in the area in the early 1990s.

The club has won two RDCA premier grade (former Chandler Shield) premierships, 1993/94 and 1999/2000, amongst 62 premierships won throughout its relatively short history (32 senior, 10 veteran, 20 junior - see lists below).

Ainslie Park currently competes in the RDCA premier grade (Trollope Shield) and fields 5 senior teams, a Veteran team, junior teams (under-10, under-12, under-12 girls, under-14, and under-16) and conducts a Woolworths Cricket Blast clinic for youngsters.

The club caters for players aged 5 – 75, encompassing many different skill levels and backgrounds.

Ainslie Park is active in the association and has members involved with the Ringwood and District Cricket Association Committees at all three levels.

The future for the club looks strong and stable, with a committed group of volunteers at the helm, keen to be progressive and innovative guardians of our proud club.


RDCA Club Championships

Senior 1983/84 1989/90 1990/91 2011/12 2016/17     
Junior 1993/94            

Senior Premierships

1st XI 1983/84 1993/94 1999/2000 2011/12      
2nd XI 1988/89 1997/98 2011/12 2018/19      
3rd XI 1986/87 1990/91 1997/98 2009/10 2011/12 2013/14 2016/17 
  2017/18            
4th XI 1983/84 1985/86 1986/87 1987/88 1997/98 2011/12 2013/14
  2018/19            
5th XI 1989/90 1990/91 2010/11 2014/15  2018/19     
6th XI 2011/12 2012/13          
8th XI 1990/91            
Veterans 1998/99 2001/02 2003/04 2007/08 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 
  2016/17  2017/18 2018/19        

Junior Premierships

Under 16 1978/79 1988/89 1992/93 1993/94 (2) 2015/16 2016/17  
Under 14 1980/81 1986/87 2000/01 2004/05 2013/14 2014/15  
Under 12 1980/81 1989/90 1991/92 1992/93 (2) 1998/99 2010/11  

Senior Coach

1976/77  
1977/78  
1978/79 Mike Newey
1979/80 Paul Hansen
1980/81  
1981/82  
1982/83 Paul Hansen / John Hansen
1983/84 Gary Paver
1984/85 Gary Paver
1985/86 Gary Paver
1986/87 Peter Gardner
1987/88 Peter Gardner
1988/89 Paul Kirby
1989/90 Paul Kirby / Peter Gardner
1990/91 Tim Considine
1991/92 Norm Reeves
1992/93 Norm Reeves / Craig Berry
1993/94 Chris Anderson
1994/95 Chris Anderson
1995/96 Chris Anderson
1996/97 Chris Anderson
1997/98 Chris Anderson
1998/99 Chris Anderson
1999/2000 Chris Anderson
2000/01 Chris Anderson
2001/02 Chris Anderson
2002/03 Chris Anderson
2003/04 Chris Anderson
2004/05 Chris Anderson
2005/06 Andrew Peters/Cameron O’Donnell
2006/07 Andrew Peters
2007/08 Ben Springett
2008/09 Ben Springett
2009/10 Sean Arbuckle
2010/11 Sean Arbuckle
2011/12 Mark Arnot
2012/13 Mark Arnot
2013/14 Mark Arnot
2014/15 Mark Arnot
2015/16 Mark Arnot
2016/17 Mark Arnot
2017/18 Mark Arnot
2018/19 Mark Arnot

Club Champion

1976/77  
1977/78  
1978/79 Ray Peters
1979/80 Paul Hansen
1980/81  
1981/82  
1982/83 Tony Reid
1983/84 Don Harris
1984/85 Craig Green
1985/86 Gary Paver
1986/87 Gary Paver
1987/88 Glen Tucker
1988/89 Andrew Cleeland
1989/90 Jim Pumphrey
1990/91 Chris Anderson
1991/92 Nick Bole-Brown
1992/93 Nick Bole-Brown
1993/94 Nick Bole-Brown
1994/95 Nick Bole-Brown
1995/96 Matt Honey
1996/97 David Werner
1997/98 Mick Fisher
1998/99 Chris Anderson
1999/2000 Chris Anderson
2000/01 Cameron O’Donnell
2001/02 Chris Anderson
2002/03 Chris Anderson
2003/04 Jason Foulis
2004/05 Chris Anderson
2005/06 Matthew Thomas
2006/07 Ian Cubitt
2007/08 Darren Walles
2008/09 Trent Sier
2009/10 David Sykes
2010/11 Andre Massih
2011/12 Mark Arnot
2012/13 Mark Arnot
2013/14 Mark Arnot
2014/15 Darren Walles
2015/16 Mark Arnot
2016/17 Leigh Jones
2017/18 Jake Tucker

President's Post

15 Sep 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to season 2019-20 at Ainslie Park Cricket Club. Looks like a big year coming up: Can we follow up our four flags last year? Lots on the Social Calendar including the 1999/00 Premiership Reunion, Oktoberfest, Austra...

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