The Mont Albert District - a Pictorial History 1830 to 2013

1930 - Cricket Clubs in Mont Albert

Indigenous Heritage
Geology and Topography
Vegetation and Fauna
Climate and Hydrology
1840s to 1870s
1850s - Parish of Nunawading
1852 - Whitehorse Inn
1861 - Postal Services
1880s - Electricity Supply
1880s to 1920s
1882 - Phantom Railways to Doncaster
1883 - Residential Heritage Precinct
1884 - Broughton Park subdivsion
1884 - Brickworks
1885 - Surrey Hills district - map
1888 - Football Clubs
1889 - Gas Supply and Gasworks
1889 - Doncaster Electric Tramway and Tower
1890 - Mont Albert Railway Station
1892 - Surrey Hills Golf Club
1892 - Water Supply, Reservoirs and Sewerage
1899 - Telephone Services
1905 - The Surrey Dive
1907 - Scouts and Guides
1912 - Mont Albert Village Shopping Precinct
1914 - Mont Albert Progress Association
1916 - Californian Bungalows
1917 - Schools
1917 - Wattle Park
1924 - Early Shortwave Broadcasting from the Surrey Hills district
1924 - Black's Estate
1925 - Bus Services
1929 - Tramways
1930 - Cricket Clubs in Mont Albert
1930s - Balwyn - Beckett Park Bonfires and Wildlife Sanctuary
1948 - Grange Tennis Courts
1957 - Pioneer Park
1961 - Surrey Hills Communications Tower
1981 - Box Hill Miniature Railway
Koonung Creek Parklands
Heritage Notes
Mont Albert Road - Early History
Mont Albert Rd - the East End
Elgar Rd - north and south of Mont Albert Rd
Mont Albert Rd - View St to Elgar Rd
Bushland Reserves
Service Associations
Sporting Clubs
Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Walking Trails
The Author's Websites
References and Acknowledgements

2013 - Mont Albert Park

Mont Albert Cricket Club
The Mont Albert Cricket Club was formed in 1930 although its origins can be traced to the early 1920's.

From 1930 - 1936 the Club competed in the Box Hill Reporter & District Cricket Competition. However, in 1937, it joined the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Association (now known as the Eastern Cricket Association) and, today, the Club is the fourth oldest Club in the Eastern Cricket Association. Significantly, Mont Albert is the only Club which has continuously participated in the top grade - now known as the Dunstan Shield - of the Competition.

The Mont Albert Cricket Club is based at Mont Albert Reserve. Throughout the various grades it has won 48 Premierships. The First XI has won ten Premierships most recently in season 2009-10 with "back-to-back" Premierships in 1938-39; 1939-40; in 1961-62; 1962-63 and, again, in 1997-98 and 1998-99. In 1959-60 and in 2005-06 and again in 2006-07 the First XI was runner-up. The Second XI was runner-up in Season 2008-09 and the Third XI were runners up in Season 2010-11.

Most importantly, Mont Albert Cricket Club is recognised as an innovative; well-administered and successful Club. The Club's administration was recognised by the ECA in Season 2008-09  and 2009-10 when the Club won the "Best Administered Club" Award in the ECA.

Dunstan Medals have been won eight times by Mont Albert players with Noel King winning three and Len Williams two. Len Williams was also runner-up three times.

The Dave Dickie Cup has been won twice (by Len Willim and Tim Wright) and the Perc Richardson Trophy has been won once by Mont Albert cricketers.

Four Mont Albert players have been awarded Life Membership by the ECA - Geoff Mair (1959), Ron Hodge (1988); Garnet Armstrong (1993) and Richard Barker (2006). Three players have had ECA Grade Competition Shields named after them - Garnet Armstrong (C Grade Turf), Geoff Mair (E Grade Turf) and Richard Barker (Under 12). Since the late 1980's the Club has fielded between 2 and 10 junior teams each season.

The Club currently fields five Senior X1's, four Veterans X1's and eight Junior X1's.

Mont Albert Cricket Club has over 300 members, the vast majority of whom live within the City of Whitehorse.

Elgar Park Cricket Club
In 1921, the Box Hill Kappa Sigma Phi Cricket Club was founded, and in the the 1920s was renamed to the Box Hill Church of Christ Cricket Ckub. In 2006, it became the Elgar Park Cricket Club.
It maintains a strong relationship with the Box Hill North Football Club, as part of the Elgar Park Sporting Club.

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