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Tocumwal Cricket Club


The first cricket club for Tocumwal was established in 1885, but it is believed that games may have been conducted for a few years prior with the early matches arranged between the clubs.  Regular matches were played against Barooga, Cobram, Strathmerton and Numurkah and it appears that the players certainly made a weekend of their visits to opposing clubs.  The players were so keen that matches were played on Christmas Day, New Years Day and over Easter.

On Christmas Day 1893, Tocumwal played Barooga at Barooga losing 116 to 49. In the 1888 – 89 season the Tocumwal team won every game played and claimed the premiership undefeated, although there was no formal competition at the time.

It is believed that the club went in to recess for both of the World Wars and had a few other times of low numbers or inactivity.

The photo we have featured today is of the A Grade Premiers of 1972-73, from left Ross Robbins, John Glanvill, Ross Glanvill, John Arafobic, Murray Haynes, Ian Rose, Peter Glanvill, Mark Kelly, Peter Fuller, Peter Scanlon, Ron Haley (Life Member).  Seated: Des Watt (Captain)


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