Scarborough Cricket Club only has a relatively short history but it has evolved into one of WA’s powerhouse clubs.
Formed in 1946, Scarborough played in the Metropolitan Cricket Association until 1957-58 when it was allowed to enter 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade teams in the WACA competition.
It was 12 seasons before the Gulls had a 1st Grade team, after much lobbying and work by the club’s committee, but the club has since captured eight premierships, culminating with the record-breaking fourth-straight flag in 2009-10.
No WACA club has achieved such a feat since North Perth won the last of six consecutive flags in 1918-19.
“I’m proud to be part of the Scarborough CC”
Success has not been limited to the 1st Grade.
The Gulls have won five Club Championships, a Sunday League one-day flag and countless premierships in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade, colts, under-17s and under-15s competitions.
The club quickly made its mark in 1st Grade, playing in three successive finals and finally breaking through for its first premiership in 1976/77.
The 1980s was a relatively lean period, with limited success across most grades.
But with an emphasis on home-grown talent and strong junior development, Scarborough emerged as one of the dominant clubs of the 1990s, with 1st Grade premierships in 1991-92, 1994-95, 1997-98 and 1999-2000.
“The pride of them all”
Season 1999-2000 will forever standout as WACA cricket history as Scarborough not only won the Club Championship but became the only club to ever field teams in all four grand finals.
In 2002-03, the club again reached the final six in all four grades, and at last broke through for its first Sunday League one-day title with a memorable win over Melville.
With the 1st Grade premiership four-peat between 2006-07 and 2009-10, Scarborough has become the yardstick by which WA cricket clubs are judged.
“It’s great to be Scarborough, down old Abbett way”
Scarborough is the club of one of Australia’s greatest ever batsmen, Justin Langer, who progressed from junior level with the Gulls to play over 100 Tests during an 18-year first class career.
Justin and the Langer family are still strongly involved with the club, with the Colin Langer Trophy annually awarded to the Gulls’ club champion.
Other Scarborough Test players include Sam Gannon, Mick Malone, Tom Hogan, Matt Nicholson and Brad Williams.
For more information, contact Rob Murdoch: 0407 997 267.