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Our History

The North Haven Cricket Club began soon after the housing development was completed around 1976 and a newly formed Resident Association enlisted one of their members and land salesman extraordinaire Roger Sparnon as their spokeman responsible for developing sporting groups in the community.

One of the responses was from resident Tony Cosgrove, who suggested a cricket team be formed and entered into the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association.

This began the ball rolling with a team being entered for the 1977/78 season in section six. Armed with a bag full of cricket gear purchased with a government grant, the first training session was advertised in the Residents Newsletter to be held for a Sunday in September 1977.

With enough members to form a team, it was all go with those attending becoming the first committee and at their first meeting electing Jim Mcinnes as President, Tony Cosgrove as Secretary and Bill Weir as Treasurer.

Other members of the first committee were John Mullner, Paul Tutt, Mick Annear, Roger Sparnon, Robert Clarke, Paul Johanson, John Warda and John Engelhardt, which was pretty well the first team.

John Engelhardt would later be named captain with John Warda his deputy.

Fortunately the Peter Cousins Memorial was available and became NHCCs first home ground.

The club had a tremendous amount of success with a hat trick of premierships which saw the club move from Section six to Section two in just three seasons whilst expanding to two teams, with the B grade winning a premiership in their first season.

The club continued with two teams until the 1986/87 season when a third team was introduced. By this time the clubs home ground had moved to the Port District Football Club.

NHCC enjoyed over 5 years before Port Districts decided to form their own team. NHCC moved base to Port Adelaide Presbyterian Football Club (now North Haven Football Club), where the club resides to this day.

Fast forward 40+  year since inception NHCC has enjoyed 16 senior premierships across 6 grades and has introduced a juniors program to ensure longevity of the club.

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