Footscray-Edgewater Cricket Club

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Footscray-Edgewater Cricket Club
Captain: Dean Russ
Coach: Steve Chapman
Bowling coach: Merv Hughes
Colours: Red, White & Blue
Founded: 1883
Home ground: Mervyn G Hughes Oval, Farnsworth Avenue, Footscray
Official website: http://www.footscrayedgewater.com.au

Footscray-Edgewater Cricket Club is an Australian cricket team competing in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition.

History[edit]

The Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club (then the Footscray Cricket Club) was founded in 1883 and for the first 113 years of its existence was located at the Western Oval until 1996 when combined pressure exerted by the Footscray Football Club and state-government-appointed commissioners to the City of Maribyrnong saw the club relocated to the Mervyn G. Hughes Oval.[citation needed] The Footscray Cricket Club produced the most Australian Test players of any Melbourne based district cricket club.

Footscray's Test representatives in order of debut are Ron Gaunt, Les Joslin, Ken Eastwood, Alan Hurst, Ray Bright, Merv Hughes, Tony Dodemaide, Colin Miller and John Hastings. The Footscray-Edgewater Cricket Club joined the Victorian Premier Cricket competition in 1948, providing players of the western suburbs of Melbourne the chance to play at the highest level of club cricket. The club was premiers in season 1979-1980.[citation needed]

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