Melbourne Cricket Club (Jamaica)

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Melbourne Cricket Club
One-day name: Kangaroos
Founded: 1892
Home ground: Melbourne Oval
Senior Cup wins: 1908, 1909, 1912, 1919, 1929, 1935,
1952, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975*,
1978, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1991,
1992, 1996, 1998, 2000

Melbourne Cricket Club is a cricket club based in the city of Kingston, Jamaica. The club was established on 3 May 1892 to provide a club for men of "modest means". It was the third cricket club established in Kingston, after Kingston Cricket Club and Kensington Cricket Club.[1] In that time the club has produced 13 cricketers who represented the West Indies and another 27 players who have represented Jamaica.[2]

Melbourne has traditionally been one of the strongest clubs in Jamaica, winning the Kingston competition (Senior Cup) seven years in a row[dubious ] but was less successful in the early 2000s.[2]

Cricketers from Melbourne CC who have represented the West Indies include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bertram, Arnold (11 March 2007). "Reflections on the 110th anniversary of the Senior Cup". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Soni, Paresh (25 March 2007). "Returning to their Jamaican roots". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 

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