Line and Length – A complete history of the Geelong Cricket Club

As we celebrate our 30th season in Victoria’s Premier Cricket competition, it gives me immense pleasure to announce the launch of a book that intricately weaves the history of our great club, a journey that surprisingly dates back to the 1840s, much earlier than our first Premier Cricket match in 1993.

Esteemed historians from Deakin University, Tony Joel and Mathew Turner, have meticulously unearthed our club’s rich legacy. This narrative isn’t just about cricket; it encapsulates the spirit of our town and region, chronicling the evolution of what began as the Corio Cricket Club in the mid-1800s to today’s Geelong Cricket Club. Our story includes significant milestones like the historic amalgamation with the Geelong Football Club in 1884 and our eventual ascension to Premier Cricket in the 1993-94 season.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Tony and Mathew for transforming “Line & Length” into a compelling saga that transcends the boundaries of sports history. Additionally, I would like to acknowledge Peter and Bill Kurul (Kardinia Café), Glyn Harvey, the Ronna Moore Family, Bob Spurling, Robert Costa, Geoff Oliver, and Robert Riordan, along with those whose firsthand accounts add depth and personal touch to our story.

The book will be available at the end of January, with pre-orders now open at www.slatterymedia.com for $60 plus $20 postage and handling.

We look forward to your continued support and enthusiasm as we cherish and share our remarkable history.

Season 2023/24

The Premier Cricket Department can advise the following details with regards to the 2023/24 Victorian Premier Cricket Season following Monday Night’s Premier Cricket Operations Advisory Group (PCOAG) Meeting.

Season Start Date
Men’s XIs – Saturday 7th October 2023
Women’s XIs – Sunday 8th October 2023

Fixture Outlines
Men’s 1st XI: 7 x Two Day, 5 x One Day, 4 x T20 games (2 x Sundays play)
Men’s Lower XIs: 5 x Two Day, 7 x One Day, 4 x T20 games
Women’s 1st XI: 9 x T20 & 12 x One Day games
Women’s Lower XIs: 7 x T20 & 11 x One Day games

Last weekend of play before Christmas/New Year Break: 
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December 2023

Grand Final Dates
Men’s 1st XI: 
Weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March 2024
Men’s Lower XIs: Weekend of Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2024
Women’s 1st XI One Day: Saturday 9th March 2024
Women’s 1st XI T20: Thursday 25th January 2024
Women’s Lower XIs: Saturday 2nd March 2024