GDCC Club History

Glenorchy District Cricket Club History 1931-2012

Life Member and former President Brett Smith has recently completed compiling a Club History which is now viewable on our website and in the clubrooms.

It is a complete history of our First Grade team and major events in our club's existance, such as the move to KGV from Eady Street in 1995.

It is broken down into 20 year blocks, and includes detail on all of our First Grade Premierships (14 in total), Club Championships, Statistics, Notable Debuants in each time period and numerous other facts and figures from 1931 to the present day.

It is a fascinating read, you can follow this link to go to it direct;

or alternatively scroll down the right hand side of the page and click on 'History'.

Thankyou Brett

Below is a small extract from GDCC History 1931-2012

"1950 – 1970

The clubs golden era was without doubt the 1950s winning 6 premierships and 8 club championships during the decade. The club secured its fourth flag in 1950/51 when it defeated Kingborough by 153 runs at Eady St, the side also went on to win the clubs first ever state title against West Launceston in a rain affected game in Launceston. 1951/52 saw the season begin with 33 wickets falling in under 5 hours on a wet wicket at Kingston, Glenorchy winning the game outright after bowling the home side out for 22 and 62 respectively and by defeating the Colts team by 37 runs at Clare St later in the season the club would notch up its fifth flag. The club would back it up in 1952/53 winning its sixth premiership and going undefeated for the season, 52/53 would also be the first time the club would win premierships in all 3 grades, a large photo commemorating the event still hangs in the clubrooms. 1954/55 would see the best match bowling figures taken at the club with Terry Palmer taking 13/55 (8/16 and 5/39) against Kingborough."