In 2016 Ivanhoe Cricket Club celebrated 100 glorious years of cricket. The club was founded in 1916, and as you’d imagine, we’ve got a very rich history. We celebrated our centenary year by holding some very memorable events:
Centenary Dinner at Lord’s
On Sep 24th 2016 we held a once-in-a-lifetime celebratory dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s. The evening included a tour of the ground too. Current and past players and family enjoyed a great occasion and a very entertaining speech from cricketing legend John Emburey.
Tour of Oxford
We revisited one of our favourite tour cities on the weekend of July 2nd and played on some of the finest university grounds in the country. Our tours are a family affair and all are welcome to attend.
Match on Lord’s Nursery Ground
We took to the field on Sunday 11 September 2016 at the home of cricket – Lord’s, to play a centenary celebration match against Cross Arrows.
It was a really special day for everyone and despite getting hammered by a vastly superior side, everyone enjoyed playing a few overs on the holy turf.
If you or someone you know played for Ivanhoe and have photos of the Club you’d like to share with us, please do let us know. You can upload your photos to our memories page and we’ll preserve and share them on our website.
Want to join in the fun?
If this sounds like the kind of cricket club you’d like to be involved with, why not come along? Join in our pre-season nets or come along to one of our games. Drop us an email, as we’d love to hear from you.
Message from the CCC Chairman
Making a century in cricket is a mixture of many things – application, talent, technique, discipline, patience, and, probably most importantly, a slice of luck. It involves use of muscle memory and reflects the hours of practice with coaches and team mates. In short, although it has personal connotations, it is part of a team effort. So it is for the century which you have now clocked up.
During 2015, The Club Cricket Conference celebrated its own centenary and what a year it was. I therefore feel fully qualified in congratulating you on your amazing achievement. We are two clubs who were born at a time of a War of the most devastating kind, and our survival and thriving health bears testimony to the work done by our leadership and our team-mates over those years.
Many congratulations on your centenary. Without Clubs like Ivanhoe CC, the cricketing world would be a much poorer place.
The Club Cricket Conference