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KEY POINTS OF CLUB HISTORY

1972/73
Warwick District Cricket Club is formed and plays in its first season of the Metropolitan Senior Cricket Association.

1973/74 (or 1974/75)
Greenwood Cricket Club is formed and plays in its first season of the M.S.C.A.

1975/76     
A report from the W.A.C.A suggests a change to club boundaries. The area north of Beach Road, from Girrawheen to Sorrento, is unallocated territory. A proposal suggests dividing the region between Scarborough, North Perth and Mount Lawley.

The Shire of Wanneroo plans to construct a turf wicket complex at Kingsway Reserve for 1978.

Warwick D.C.C claims to be the only men’s club in W.A, that has a ladies team in the same club. The ladies team was formed this season. This was officially recognised by Wisdens. The ladies continued to play for the club when Wanneroo Districts was formed.

1976/77     
On April 12, 1976 the committees of the Warwick District and Greenwood Cricket Clubs met to formalise amalgamation. The decision to merge was carried. Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club was officially formed. Red and green adopted as club colours.

On June 28, 1976 the merger was put to the members of both Warwick District and Greenwood Cricket Clubs, who voted unanimously to accept the proposal.

On August 20, 1976 a letter from the newly formed Wanneroo Districts Cricket Club to the W.A.C.A requests information regarding requirements of facilities and standards for submission to the W.A.C.A

This first season saw 6 teams represented in the Suburban Turf Cricket Association, 2 teams in the Perth Mercantile Competition, 12 teams in the North West Suburban Junior Cricket Association and 1 team in the W.A. Womens Cricket Association.

1977/78     
A letter for application to the W.A.C.A is sent from the Wanneroo Districts committee, dated June 6, 1977.

A meeting of the W.A.C.A Cricket Council, on May 1, 1978, resolved that the district of Wanneroo be incorporated into the W.A.C.A for the 1979/80 season.

1978/79     
Wanneroo submits teams into the W.A.C.A junior competitions: U/16s (Saturdays and Brayshaw Shield), U/14s (McKenzie Shield) and U/12s (Inverarity Shield).

On February 11, 1979 Wanneroo plays in its first grand final in W.A.C.A competitions. The Under 12s win the Inverarity Shield by 40 runs. The game was played on Richardson 1 against the South Suburban Junior Cricket Association. Coach: Paul Lucas, Captain: Mark Lucas.

At a meeting of 1st Grade captains from the W.A.C.A on March 7, 1979 it was agreed by all that Wanneroo should be admitted into the W.A.C.A with first grade status.

1979/80     
Wanneroo enters the senior competition of the W.A.C.A with two 2nd Grade sides and two 4th Grade Sides. The U/14s start a Saturday morning competition.

The clubrooms are completed for use.

Darrin Ramshaw, representing Wanneroo, wins the U/14 Junior Cricketer of the Year Award.

At a Cricket Council meeting, on May 5, 1980, Wanneroo apply for A Grade status and entry into the Toyota Cup Competition (Sunday League).

1980/81     
After an unsuccessful application for A Grade status in May, 1980, Wanneroo tries again at the W.A.C.A council meeting on July 7, 1980 for entry in season 1981/82. The motion was put to the meeting and lost.

Teams are entered in the Toyota Cup (Sunday League) and Colts (Under 21) competitions.

An U/16 side is entered into the zone competition.

1981/82    
Wanneroo now has two 2nd Grade sides, one 3rd Grade side and one 4th Grade Side.

A veterans team is entered for the first time.

1982/83   
In December 1982, Wanneroo gains A Grade status for 1983/84.

First ever senior premiership, as the “top” Seconds win a flag.

1983/84  
First season in A Grade. All grades represented by one team only.

Club House extensions took place.

Damien Martyn wins the U/12 Junior Cricketer of the Year Award.

1985/86   
Peter Clough becomes Wanneroo’s first representative at Sheffield Shield level.

Damien Martyn wins the U/14 Junior Cricketer of the Year Award.

1986/87     
Junior Cricket is revamped. The U/14 and U/16 Sunday competitions, McKenzie and Brayshaw Shields, are terminated. The U/14 Saturday Competition becomes U/15 and the Inverarity Shield is now for U/13s. The U/16 competition is for district sides only and the zone competition is terminated.

Senior U/17s is introduced. It is a Sunday afternoon competition played over 11 rounds with finals.

204 3rd wicket partnership; U/15s v. MG, Damien Martyn and Shane Agrela, the first ever 200 run partnership at Wanneroo.

Three W.A.C.A Junior Cricketer of the Year awards : Bernard Cregan (U/13), Damien Martyn (U/15), Derek Thorp (U/16).

First ever appearance in Senior Finals since the inception of A Grade. The Firsts and Fourths are losing semi-finallists and the Colts are runners-up.

1987/88   
Fourth Grade wins first Senior premiership since the inception of A Grade.

Two W.A.C.A Junior Cricketer of the Year awards : Damien Martyn (U/16), David Fitzgerald (U/15).

1988/89   
U/16 competition is terminated and replaced by U/17s. The Senior U/17s continued on Sunday afternoons, but under a changed format of 6 rounds with no finals. It was deemed a failure and was removed after this season.

First Grade make the finals after a last ball victory in the final qualifying game. They won their way to the Grand Final but were thwarted by overnight rain which resulted in a controversial finish to the final. Play was delayed until 3·50 pm on the second day due to a small tear in the covers. The game was drawn, and Midland-Guildford declared Premiers after finishing 3rd on the ladder, as opposed to Wanneroo’s 4th.

Justin Quinn-Schofield hit 5 consecutive sixes in the First Grade semi-final at Lilac Hill.

Two W.A.C.A Junior Cricketer of the Year awards : David Fitzgerald (U/17), Jarrad Schofield (U/15).

No Veterans team this season.

1989/90   
Toyota Cup (Sunday League) side makes the Grand Final for the first time, played at the W.A.C.A under lights, but loses to Fremantle.

1990/91    
Ian Herbert becomes the first player to play 100 A Grade games for Wanneroo.

Medal Count for club fairest and best introduced. Ian Poulter is the inaugural winner.

1991/92    
Jamie Barnett scored 219 not out in Seconds, the first double century by any Wanneroo player.

Damien Martyn W.A. Cricketer of the Year.

Michael Hussey U/17 W.A.C.A Cricketer of the Year

1992/93    
Damien Martyn becomes Wanneroo’s first Test representative.

Damien Martyn W.A. Cricketer of the Year.

A Wanneroo team played Geraldton.C.A. at Geraldton in January, 1993.

1993/94   
Noel McLaren, Life Member, passed away in July, 1993.

Jarrad Schofield becomes the first Wanneroo player to play first grade cricket and league football at A.F.L. level. (Debut for West Coast Eagles: 13/6/93)

Michael Hussey and Michael Martell figure in a 258 first wicket partnership in A Grade. The first partnership, for Wanneroo at senior level, to exceed 200 runs.

New scoreboard installed on Kingsway 1, sponsored by Les Friday Homes.

Bath Tourists (England) visit the club to play a Wanneroo team.

Fairest and Best Medal renamed after long serving life member, Paul Lucas.

Alan Abraham retires from junior coaching at Wanneroo after 5 premierships in the Inverarity Shield competition.

1994/95   
Kingsway Reserve selected to host First Grand Final.

1995/96   
Sandra Wheeler selected to score for first class and international fixtures at the W.A.C.A.

First Grade make the Grand Final, losing to Bayswater – Morley.

1996/97   
Bankwest Cup (Sunday League) are runners-up.

1998/99   
Bankwest Cup (Sunday League) are runners-up.

1999/00   
Bankwest Cup (Sunday League) are runners-up.

Yorkshire county side tours W.A. and plays against Wanneroo at Kingsway Reserve.

2000/01   
Jason Parry takes an A Grade hatrick against Gosnells. (Believed to be the first ever in this grade for Wanneroo.)

A Grade wins their first ever premiership with a win in the Bankwest Cup at the W.A.C.A Ground against Willetton on February 11, 2001.

Premiership Players : Michael Hussey, Joel Charles, Andrew Slattery, David Hussey, Wes Robinson, Victor Lawes, Daniel Stumpers, Callum Thorp, Andrew Lucas, Ian Purcell, Matt Mason, Jason Parry.

Major renovations take place on the clubrooms at Kingsway Reserve.

Ian Kevan wins the W.A.C.A Junior Coach of the year.

2002/3     
The club holds a major function on March 1st, 2003 to recognize all First Grade Players. They are presented with a cap, each labelled with the number representing each individual player’s order of selection. Rob Langer has Cap Number 1 and the most recent A Grade selection , Robbie Head, has Cap Number 112.

Michael Hussey and Craig King figure in a 307 first wicket partnership in A Grade. The first partnership, for Wanneroo, to exceed 300 runs.

2005/6    
Michael Hussey wins the 2005/6 W.A. Cricketer of the Year.

2006/7    
W.A.C.A commences a Statewide Twenty20 Knockout Competition.

Michael Hussey wins the 2006 One Day International Player of the Year.

Michael Hussey wins the 2006/7 W.A. Cricketer of the Year.

2007/8    
Michael Hussey wins the 2007 W.A. Sportstar of the Year.

Wanneroo runners-up in the Statewide Twenty20 Knockout Competition.

2008/9
Queensland and Australian Test Cricketer Mitchell Johnson joins Wanneroo following his move from Queensland.

Inaugural Gatorade Under 18 20/20 won by Wanneroo In Canberra.

Johnson wins International Cricketer of the Year Award.

2009/10
Gary Dixon first Wanneroo player to win Olley Cooley Medal.

Joel Charles sets new record for A Grade games played when he played his 124th passing Ian Herbert and Callum Thorp.

2011/12
First A Grade Premiership, defeating Subiaco-Floreat in the Final.

WDCC won the club Championship for the first time.

2013/14
Mitchell Johnson wins the Allan Border Medal and is awarded the ICC cricketer and test cricketer of the year award.

Former First Grade cricketer, Mick Martell, made his international umpiring debut in a one day international between Kenya and Netherlands in Lincoln, New Zealand January 23, 2014.

First Grade wins their second A Grade premiership, defeating Claremont-Nedlands in the final.

2014/15
Life Member and long serving secretary, Ted Hussey, passed away in October, 2014.

CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION INTO “HISTORY”

– Birth details of the club
– A Grade Grand Final Appearances
– New teams/competitions
– First time special achievements eg. 200 batting, 10 wickets bowling (inn.), 100 games etc
– Retirements of prominent/successful individuals
– Deaths of current members
– Major building works at the club
– Touring teams
– Special Awards
– First Grade Grand Final at Kingsway
– Special Appointments