|The Maddington Cricket Club has a long and rich history, with the first recorded cricket game held in the local district played on the 27th January 1872.
The first official sporting event in the district was horse racing held at the Canning Park on May 6th 1868 on a well selected site between Yule's Brook and Mr Bickley's store.
Cricket matches were played throughout the district in the 1870's and 1880's. The first reference to the Maddington Cricket Club is a match played against
the City Temperance Cricket Club on 26th December 1885.
Archival records from West Australian newspapers show cricket matches played on the following dates:
27th January 1872 - Canning vs Mason and Bird played at Kenwick Park
4th May 1878 - Canning vs Guildford
13th January 1879 - Canning vs Guildford
13th February 1879 - Canning vs Serpentine
12th March 1879 - Canning vs Gingin
30th December 1880 - Canning vs Gingin at Gingin racecourse
17 November 1880 - Upper Canning vs Guildford
14th May 1881 - Canning vs Kelmscott
13th October 1881- Canning vs Jarrahdale
26th December 1885 - Maddington CC vs City Temperance CC
1909/10 saw the establishment of the Maddington Cricket Club and the playing of organised matched on a regular basis. The Harris family played an integral part
in the establishment of the cricket club and the Harris name continued as part of the club right through to the end of the 1960's.
The South Suburban Cricket Association (SSCA) was formed in 1913/14 with Maddington, Kelmscott and Queens Park competing. Maddington won the inaugural SSCA
premiership. In 1915 the Gosnells Road Board purchased 10 acres of land from the Canning Park Turf Club for the purposes of" football and cricket".
Maddington won the A Grade or 1st Grade SSCA premierships in following seasons:
1913/14 - Inaugural Premiers;
1954/55 (Captain, Fred Harris)
1975/76 (Captain, Ken Baxter)
1989/90 (Captain, Chris Patience)
The Club went into recess during the First World War, the Great Depression of the 1930's and during World War 2.
In the early 1960s, Maddington fielded two senior teams and one junior team (u/16s). During the 1970's and 1980's growth in
Maddington district saw the cricket club expand. In the mid 1980's the club fielded five senior teams and eight junior teams.
In 1997 the South Suburban Cricket Association amalgamated with the Fremantle and District Mercantile Association to form the South
Metropolitan Cricket Association (SMCA). Junior cricket teams compete in the South East Metropolitan Junior Cricket Council zone.
The club relocated from Maddington Oval to Harmony Fields in 2007.
In the 2012/13 season, the club fields five senior teams and two junior teams. As well as an In2 cricket team for young beginning to play cricket.
Maddington CC celebrated 100 years of cricket with a Gala Ball on the 28th January 2012.
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