Maribyrnong Park St Mary’s Cricket Club is a club formed in 2011 from the St Mary's Cricket Club and the Maribyrnong Park Cricket Club.
With Old enemies becoming new team mates, the club bonded together and has grown to become one of the biggest local clubs in the area. Past stars from each club have continued on playing with Garry Giese being the first player to reach 400 games. Garry recently retired and holds the record for wickets with 729. Just behind him is Mick Manning with 690 Wickets and then Daylight for third.. That's a lot of wickets.
The highest run scorer with 8022 Runs is Brian Moss who also has the honor of the clubs champion player award named after him. Brian also has a one day grade in the nwmca named after him for all his umpiring work as well. A legend of the local arena! Jonny Grant recently entered second position on the run list with 7454 runs surpassing the long record of Peter Kett who amassed 7448 in his time at the crease. Rob Telfer is another current player also making his way to the top honors on 7407 runs.
The most prestigious Gloveman holds the naming of the golden glove award. Leigh Warren (Stork) pouched 430 Catches along with 64 Stumpings to hold the wicket Keeping record with 494 dismissals.
Each of the past clubs still present their premiership flags in the clubrooms along with the honour boards of the past players and executive members.
Together, the Maribyrnong Park St Mary's Cricket Club is a Family friendly club who have a team for all abilities and age levels.
St Mary's CC was established in 1972 playing out of Fairbairn Park in Ascot Vale. The club was formed by Frank McSweeney who was the first president. From a club coming from the local churches competition (Essendon Broadmeadows Churches Cricket Association), the Saints were always a competitive team and have seen the test of time. With the associations changing names on several occasions, the churches competition finally ceased in 1996. That is when we entered in to the MMVCA (Moreland Moonee Valley Cricket Association). Only Having one team at the time, It was time for the club to make some changes. With a plan in mind and the desire to see the club succeed, We slowly built up our player base with a junior program also. At the turn of the century, the club had made its biggest move and raised funds to drop in a Turf wicket on Monk Oval. After its A grade premiership on Synthetic, The club decided to try out on turf for the first time with instant success winning back to back premierships. With a thriving Junior Program and 4 senior teams by 2010, we joined forces with Maribyrnong Park to share the whole facility as one club.
Maribyrnong Park was established in 1984 and run by William Considine, The current best clubman award is named after Considine/McSweeney (two fine gentleman) that made our club what it is today. The Marby Park Cricket Club had many fine cricketers and were always competitive on the pitch. With a Core group of mates that loved a hit on the weekends, the Marby boys always knew how to enjoy the game. When the two clubs finally became one, It was a moment in time that all of the players embraced and stands us in the position we are in today. Two clubs with one goal to succeed and build a family friendly local cricket club for all of the community to enjoy.