OW Cricket

The Old Wesley Cricket Club is a thriving community of former Wesley College students and others who love the game of cricket. After a successful 2022/23 season, the club is looking to build on its momentum in 2023/24.

One of the biggest developments for the club last year was the introduction of a Second XI team. This will provide more playing opportunities for members of the club and help to develop the next generation of Wesley cricketers. The club has also relocated its primary home ground to the Front Turf of the St Kilda Rd Campus. This will provide a more centrally located and accessible venue for members. For away games, the team is privileged to play on some of the best turf cricket pitches in Melbourne.

The OWCC Leadership Group is planning for a big year in 2023/24. The club is looking to recruit new members and build on its strong culture of camaraderie and sportsmanship. If you love cricket, then the OWCC is the perfect club for you. We welcome all abilities and commitment levels. We aim for success but the most important thing for us is to create a fun, inclusive club where everyone enjoys their cricket and each other's company.

There are also touring opportunities. In January 2024, the OWCC will be touring India, playing cricket on some of the best test wickets in the subcontinent. The OWCC has strong ties with Mayo College in India and this opportunity follows a previous tour of India in 2020 and reciprocal tours in 2019 and 2022, where the OWCC hosted the Old Mayo team here in Australia. We can’t wait to strengthen those friendships and test our skills in the subcontinent next year. This Indian tour is full but future tours and other opportunities are available.

Training has already commenced for the 2023/24 season. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact our head of recruitment Rick Morris (OW2004) on 0438 081 886.

We look forward to seeing you on the field. Go Lions!

Ben Symon (OW2012)

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