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Parramatta District Cricket Club

Parramatta District Cricket Club

A True Blue Tale

History and Heritage of the Parramatta District Cricket Club

1843 to 2018

Parramatta District Cricket Club Historian, former first grade player and current administrator Tom Wood comprehensively tracks the historic voyage of the club from its birth in 1843 through to the 21st century in A True Blue Tale.’

To purchase your copy of this 1,100 page Club History, complete the following Purchase Application Form.

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Parramatta District Cricket Club is NSW’s oldest living cricket club and amongst the oldest in Australia.

Parramatta played its first newspaper recorded inter district match against Liverpool on 11th September 1843. It played six times against touring English International teams in the 1880s and 1890s, and in 1867, the famous Aboriginal team that toured England in 1868 also took on Parramatta.

Many talented players represented Parramatta including the first of its nineteen Test and International players, Frank Iredale in the 1890s. Other early stars were Gerry Hazlitt, Les Pye, ‘Mudgee’ Cranney, Gar and Mick Waddy, W.P. Howell, Ron James, and Ray Rowe.

In Modern times Richie Benaud, John Benaud, Doug Walters, Greg Matthews, Sean Abbott, and Nick Bertus stepped on to the field adorned in the club’s iconic two-blue bumble-bee caps. In 2018/19 the club celebrated its 175th anniversary.

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