Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club

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Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club
One-day name Fitzroy Doncaster Lions
Personnel
Captain Peter Dickson
Coach Michael O'Sullivan
Bowling coach Sean Pietersz
Chief executive Graeme Cook
Team information
Colors Maroon      and gold     
Founded 1861 (Fitzroy Cricket Club)
Home ground Schramms Reserve
History
1st XI 2 Day wins 9
1st XI One Day wins 1 (2015-16)
1st XI T20 Cup wins 0
Other XI Wins wins 13
Official website: fitzroydoncastercc.com.au

The Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club, nicknamed the Lions, play cricket in the elite club competition of Melbourne, Australia, known as Victorian Premier Cricket. The club was formed by a 1986 amalgamation of Fitzroy Cricket Club, a foundation member of Victorian Premier Cricket in 1905, and Doncaster Cricket Club, a Victorian Sub-District Association team formed in 1864. The Lions play at Schramms Reserve in Doncaster.

Honours[edit]

Club Championships[edit]

  • 1939/40
  • 1957/58
  • 1960/61
  • 1961/62

Premierships[edit]

Premierships and Runners-up for all the clubs elevens since the clubs induction into the VCA in 1906.[1]

Team Two-day One-Day T20
Premiers Runners-up Premiers Runners-up Premiers Runners-up
Firsts 9 1 1 0 0 1
Seconds 3 0 1 0 0 0
Thirds 9 0 0 0 0 0
Fourths 0 0 1 0 0 0

Two Day Premierships[edit]

  • 1st XI – 1930/31, 1938/39, 1939/40, 1953/54, 1960/61, 1966/67, 1993/94, 2001/02, 2015/16
  • 2nd XI – 1909/10, 1934/35, 2007/08, 2013/14
  • 3rd XI – 1954/55, 1960/61, 1961/62, 1962/63, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1970/71, 2001/02

One Day Premierships[edit]

  • 1st XI – 1993/94 (CUB Shield – No Final Played), 2015–16
  • 2nd XI – 2003/04, 2010/11
  • 4th XI – 2010/11

Player Honours[edit]

Club Legends[edit]

Player Career Batting Bowling Fielding
Career Matches Innings Not Outs Runs Average High Score Wickets Runs Average Best Bowling Catches/Stumpings
Arthur Liddicut 1914-1937 237 229 43 6585 35.40 132* 542 9266 17.09 8/26 89
Ray Harvey 1941-1961 247 290 38 9146 36.29 205* 217 4553 20.98 6/43 183
Eddie Illingworth 1957-1978 233 218 28 2666 14.03 61* 599 11144 18.60 8/18 91

Hall of Fame[edit]

The Hall of Fame was announced at the club's 150 Year anniversary dinner celebrated in 2013. Eligible players had to adhere to the following criteria in order to qualify:

  • Players had retired from playing at least five years.
  • Players had to have played at least 100 games, including representative games.
  • In the case of a batsman a minimum of 4500 runs was achieved.
  • In the case of a bowler a minimum of 300 wickets were taken.
  • In the case of an all-rounder a points system was used.
Player Career Batting Bowling Fielding
Career Matches Innings Not Outs Runs Average High Score Wickets Runs Average Best Bowling Catches/Stumpings
Ted McDonald 1912-1930 89 95 5 1338 14.86 101 360 5542 15.39 9/47 44
Merv Harvey 1933-1955 207 238 12 6602 29.21 166* 21 560 26.66 4/78 94
Neil Harvey 1943-1957 104 117 8 4044 37.10 254 3 135 45.00 1/0 34
Bill Jacobs 1937-1956 265 255 74 2765 15.27 100* 2 55 27.50 2/24 269/179
Jack Potter 1954-1968 95 110 20 3609 40.10 170 21 619 29.47 5/25 69
Gary Watts 1975-2001 322 344 38 12933 42.26 260* 8 461 57.62 3/43 129/3
Leigh Watts 1981-2000 201 262 38 6889 30.75 131* 155 4534 29.25 7/59 100
Brendan Joyce 1989-2004 216 223 34 7442 39.37 155 2 86 43.00 1/12 73

International Representatives[edit]

Neil Harvey

Players who have represented their country and have also played for the Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club.

Victorian Representatives[edit]

Players who have represented the Victorian Bushrangers and have also played for the Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club.

Jack Ryder Medal Winners[edit]

The medal awarded to the best Premier Cricket player of the season voted by the umpires.

  • Mark Ridgway 1991/92
  • Gary Watts 1993/94
  • Brendan Joyce 1995/96
  • Christopher Street 2002/03

John Scholes Medal Winners[edit]

The medal awarded to the best Premier Cricket player of the final voted by the umpires.

  • Jarrod Travaglia 2001/02

3rd XI Player of the Season[edit]

The award is presented to the best Premier Cricket player of the season voted by the umpires.

  • Timothy Considine 1992/93
  • Fletcher Stewart 2007/08
  • Kyle Humphrys 2009/10

Don Patrick Medal[edit]

The Don Patrick Medal is an award voted by the players. After every round, three players from each team vote on their three best performed players in the game. At the end of the season, the votes are tallied up and the winner is crowned the player's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Don Patrick, whom the award is named after is a club stalwart, a person who has been involved in the club since the amalgamation in 1986.

Season Winner Votes 1st XI 2nd XI 3rd XI 4th XI
2011-12 Steven Duckworth 43 Steven Duckworth Matthew Bright Andrew McCormack Ned Taylor
2012-13 Lloyd Mash & Peter Dickson 48 Lloyd Mash & Peter Dickson Matthew Jackson Andrew McCormack John Hayes
2013-14 Shane Findlay 59 Peter Dickson Matthew Bright Matthew Grace Mark Sheedy
2014-15 James Considine 54 Andrew Perrin Jack Rudd James Considine Kieran Vanderwal
2015-16 Andrew Perrin 55 Andrew Perrin Jack Rudd Mitch Chappell Vasish Vasan
2016-17 Trent Lawford 50 Trent Lawford Matthew Grace Alex Smith Brendan Grace

Club[edit]

Club song[edit]

We are the boys from old Fitzroy,
We wear the colours maroon and gold,
We will always strive for victory,
We will always see it through.
Win or lose we do or die,
And in defeat we always try,
Fitzroy Fitzroy the team we love so dear,
Premiers we'll be this year.

Harvey Watts Development Academy[edit]

The Harvey-Watts Development Squad was established in 2004. Its purpose is to immerse up-and-coming cricketers in a Premier Cricket environment. It is aptly named after the two most prolific and successful families of the Fitzroy and Fitzroy-Doncaster Cricket Clubs.[11]

Records[edit]

Club records[edit]

Record Opposition Year
Highest score for 4/457 Dandenong 1994/95
Highest score against 2 dec. 744 East Melbourne 1902/3
6/455 St Kilda 1994/95
Lowest score for 30 Carlton 1971/2
Lowest score against 13 Carlton 1899/00

Batting records[edit]

Player Record
Highest aggregate – career G. M. Watts 12,052
Highest aggregate – season B. A. Joyce 958 (2001/02)
Highest individual score G. M. Watts 260* vs Dandenong (1994/95)

Partnership records[edit]

Wkt Runs Batsmen Versus Season
1 216 C. McKenzie (123) and C. Kiernan (121) Essendon 1911/12
2 278 M. Bremner (122) and P. Dickson (162) Camberwell Magpies 2011/12
3 259* J. W. Scaife (172*) and L. A. Wynne (109*) North Melbourne 1933/34
4 242 J. Potter (170) and D. J. Anderson (78) Hawthorn East Melbourne 1967/68
5 204 C. J. Dart (177) and D. Martin (84) North Melbourne 1968/69
6 166 D. R. Plumpton (103*) and Hague (86) Ringwood 1997/98
7 140* E. Tait (103*) and G. Brosnan (57*) Northcote 1919/20
8 166 W. Carkeek (80) and L. Cogle (81*) South Melbourne 1899/00
9 166 J. Travaglia (68) and B. Waterman (102*) Melbourne University 2003/04
10 107 L. A. Childs (104) and S. Street (10*) Camberwell Magpies 1999/00

Bowling records[edit]

Player Record
Highest aggregate – career E. P. Illingworth 599
Highest aggregate – season C. B. D. Street 67 wickets at 14.63 (2002/03)
Best analysis – innings M. W. Sievers 9/34 vs Melbourne (1941/42)
H. A. E. Shillinglaw 9/38 vs Prahran (1953/54)
Best analysis – match A. E. Liddicut 14/49 (8/26 and 6/23) vs Prahran (1929/30)

Wicketkeeping records[edit]

Player Record
Most dismissals – career W. L. Jacobs 448 (279 ct 169 st)
Most dismissals – season P. J. Roach 46 (44 ct 2 st) 2005–06
Most dismissals – innings W. L. Jacobs 6 (4 ct 2 st) v. St K. 1939/40
J. B. Kline 6 (6 ct) v. St. K. 1989/90
Most dismissals – match B. A. Kline 7 (4 ct 3 st) v. N. Melb. 1960/1 (SF)
W. L. Jacobs 7 (4 ct 3 st) v. N. Melb. 1940/1
W. L. Jacobs 7 (4 ct 3 st) v. H.E.M. 1939/40
W. L. Jacobs 7 (5 ct 2 st) v. St K. 1951/2(SF)
W. L. Jacobs 7 (1 ct 6 st) v. Ess. 1941/42

Twenty20 records[edit]

Record Opposition Year
Highest score for 5/192 St. Kilda 2010/11
Highest score against 4/209 Dandenong 2008/09
Lowest score for 9/76 Prahran 2010/11
Lowest score against 66 St Kilda 2010/11
Highest individual score Lloyd Mash – 88* off 42 balls Frankston Peninsula 2008/09
Best bowling Steven Duckworth – 4/9 St Kilda 2010/11

1st XI Honour Roll[edit]

Season Batting Bowling
1986–87 G Watts L Watts
1987–88 G Watts T Considine
1988–89 R Watts L Watts
1989–90 L Watts C McKissack
1990–91 I Wheeler M Ridgway
1991–92 G Watts M Ridgway
1992–93 G Watts M Ridgway
1993–94 L Watts D Hampton
1994–95 L Watts D Hampton
1995–96 B Joyce A Melbourne
1996–97 G Watts A Muir
1997–98 D Plumpton L Childs
1998–99 G Watts J Renkin
1999-00 G Watts C Street
2000–01 B Joyce L Childs
2001–02 D Plumpton C Street
2002–03 B Joyce C Street
2003–04 D Plumpton B Waterman
2004–05 L Mash B Waterman
2005–06 L Mash J Fagg
2006–07 P Dickson J Fagg
2007–08 P Dickson J Fagg
2008–09 P Dickson G Maxwell
2009–10 L Mash B Waterman
2010–11 G Maxwell B Waterman
2011–12 P Dickson J Fagg
2012–13 L Mash P Dickson
2013–14 T Sheehan S Duckworth
2014–15

Grounds[edit]

Schramms Reserve[edit]

Schramms Reserve is the Home of the Lions, also known as "Planet Schramms" and "The Lions' Den". In 1993/94 the Main Oval was voted the best ground in Premier Cricket, while the bottom ground was awarded the same honour in 1993/94, 1994/95 and 1998/99.[12]

Brunswick Street Oval[edit]

The Brunswick Street Oval, currently known as WT Peterson Community Oval, also known as the Fitzroy Cricket Ground is a cricket and Australian rules football ground located in Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, Victoria. The ground was the home of Fitzroy Cricket Club up until its amalgamation 1986 with the Doncaster Cricket Club, Fitzroy Football Club in the VFA from 1883–97, and the home of the club in the VFL from 1897 until 1966, with the last game being played there on Saturday 20 August 1966 against St Kilda, a game which the Lions lost by 84 points.

Admin[edit]

Season President Secretary Treasurer Coach
1986–87 A Magee K Kearney F Cahill G Watts
1987–88 R Wood K Kearney N Craven G Watts
1988–89 R Wood K Kearney N Craven W Scholes
1989–90 R Wood K Kearney N Craven W Scholes
1990–91 M Smith K Kearney N Craven W Scholes
1991–92 M Smith K Kearney N Craven W Scholes
1992–93 M Smith K Kearney J Brock W Scholes
1993–94 M Smith K Kearney J Brock W Scholes
1994–95 M Smith K Kearney J Brock W Scholes
1995–96 M Smith K Kearney M Catanzariti W Scholes
1996–97 M Smith K Kearney M Catanzariti L Watts
1997–98 M Smith K Kearney M Catanzariti L Watts
1998–99 M Smith K Kearney M Catanzariti G Gardiner
1999-00 M Smith E Taylor S Dalton G Gardiner
2000–01 M Smith E Taylor S Dalton L Watts
2001–02 M Smith E Taylor F Cahill S Helmot
2002–03 M Smith M Turner F Cahill S Helmot
2003–04 M Smith M Turner F Cahill S Helmot
2004–05 R Kelly M Turner F Cahill K Hannam
2005–06 R Kelly M Turner F Cahill K Hannam
2006–07 R Kelly M Turner F Cahill C Reidy
2007–08 R Kelly M Turner F Cahill C Reidy
2008–09 R Kelly M Turner F Cahill A Walton
2009–10 T Considine M Turner F Cahill A Walton
2010–11 T Considine M Turner F Cahill L Mash
2011–12 T Considine M Turner F Cahill L Mash
2012–13 T Considine M Turner F Cahill L Mash
2013–14 G Cook M Duckworth A Steenberg L Mash
2014–15 G Cook M Duckworth A Steenberg M O'Sullivan

References[edit]

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