We have not always been known as West Coburg, originally the
club played under the name of Christchurch Cricket Club.
Formed in 1903 and playing in the Essendon, Broadmeadows
Churches Cricket Association the club went on to win 33 premierships.The
club had 3 Senior sides in A, B & C Grades with the A grade team winning 18 premierships.
Some of the milestones from those days were......
span as Captain :
Lionel Taylor : 25 years ( 1945 / 1969 )
Most successful Captain
Lionel Taylor : 10 A Grade Premierships.
with highest Aggregate of Runs :
Taylor over 11,000 runs in 300 games.
to Score Double Centuries :
Colin Pierce - 201no 1957-58.
Individual Score in A Final :
J. Kidney - 184no 1927-28.
in all Grades :
Lionel Taylor - 18.
Winning Sequence :
28 games 1961-62 to 1963-64.
Run of Consecutive Premierships :
1959-60 to 1966-67.
Most Runs taken from an Over :
J. Lewis 32 runs. 1963-64.
As you can see Christchurch was a very successful club. So
begins our new history as West Coburg which began in 1984-85.
Entering 3 Senior sides we won two premierships in the
first season as West Coburg.
Since those early beginnings the club has expanded to fielding
4 Senior teams and 8 junior sides. Our current senior list boasts around 20 players who started their cricket
careers here in our juniors. We also have numerous players who are still at or have played District Cricket at top level.
Some facts about us you may not know....
* We have won 11 Premierships ,
with our best season being 1990 / 91
when our B, C & D Grade sides won the flag.
* We have also won 9 Junior premierships as
well, ranging from U12s through to U16s.
* Season 2004/2005 was our
20th year as West Coburg.
In the 2002 / 03 season we reinvented ourselves by changing
our club logo to that of a REDBACK. The spider is known for its aggresivness and
for being a danger to those it bites... this worked for the club as we also took on a more aggresive feel to the way we play
and it ended up being successful with us winning two premierships for the season...
SO here we are, with a professional look with the emblem and
coaching staff, THE REDBACKS can only get stronger...
Show your support for this great club and drop in if you are
a past member, social functions are open to all, remember..
PROUD TO BE WEST COBURG