Kingston Hawthorn Cricket Club
The Kingston Hawthorn Cricket Club is an Australian cricket club based at Walter Galt Reserve, situated in Parkdale, Victoria. They play in Victorian Premier Cricket, the highest competition in the state.
Inaugural club, originally known as East Melbourne. When the Victorian Railways took over the East Melbourne Oval for expansion to its railyards the club amalgamated with Hawthorn (Sub-District) in 1921 and moved to Glenferrie Oval.
In the 1980s the club was hampered by the success of its co-tenant, the Hawthorn Football Club, and being unable to use the oval until after the football club's finals campaign had finished, the cricket club agreed with financial assistance to relocate. In 1989 it moved to Central Reserve, Waverley upon the amalgamation of Waverley and Dandenong at Dandenong.
The club amalgamated with Monash University (Sub-District) in 2003 and moved to the Monash University Sports Complex in Clayton in 2004, changing its name to Hawthorn-Monash University.
The club's Monash University ground was taken over during 2015 by a new residential development on the campus. The club initially announced in late 2014 that it would amalgamate with the premier Dandenong Cricket Club from the 2015-16 season, and likely be based at Dandenong's Shepley Oval; but the merger collapsed in March 2015 when the clubs were unable to agree on terms. Consequently, the club instead merged with the sub-district Kingston Saints Cricket Club to form the Kingston Hawthorn Cricket Club, and moved to Kingston's Walter Galt Reserve in Parkdale.
First grade premierships:
- 1906–07 East Melbourne
- 1907–08 East Melbourne
- 1927–28 Hawthorn East Melbourne
- 1949–50 Hawthorn East Melbourne
- 1950–51 Hawthorn East Melbourne
- 1955–56 Hawthorn East Melbourne
- 1962–63 Hawthorn East Melbourne
- 1971–72 Hawthorn East Melbourne
- 1998–99 Hawthorn Waverley
- Jarrod Potter (15 September 2014). "Panthers, Hawks unite". Dandenong Journal. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- Jarrod Potter (16 March 2015). "It's all off!". Dandenong Journal. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "Kingston Hawthorn CC is born". Cricket Victoria. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
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