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Melbourne Footballers Cricket Club

Matches were played by Melbourne footballers as a team as early as 1892, but an official club featuring both current and ex-players was formed for the 1921/22 season. The MCC gave the club the use of an asphalt pitch next to the MCG. The club played in the Metropolitan League from 1921/22.

1893/94
Essendon d. Melbourne by two wickets and 62 runs.
Melbourne 146 (Christie 42*, McKenzie 28, Graham 11, J. Sheahan 11)
Essendon 208

Friday 19 January
Melbourne vs South Melbourne
Team - Graham, Graham, O'Dea, Christy, Sheahan, G. Kelly, R. Healing, Roche, Fry, O'Halloran, Howes, Lewis, Toms, Moysey, Meagher

1898
Melbourne d. Essendon by seven wickets and 40 runs.
Essendon 165
Melbourne 205/3 (Culpitt 113, Wood 49, Moysey 36)

1921/22
Captain - Mick Anthony
Secretary - Gordon Coulter

The first season of an official club.

Charlie Streeter had the best bowling average for the club and won a suitcase.

Saturday 22 October
Melbourne 106 (Lord 24*, Thomas 24)
Kew 69 (Lord 5/21)

Saturday 28 November
Carlton 4/153
Melbourne 67 (Haines 25)

Saturday 11 February
Fitzroy 9/302 (Streeter 4/113
Melbourne 13 and 106 (Anthony 26, Lord 20)

Game also played against Daylesford around New Year.

1922/23
The club played in the Metropolitan League and were unbeaten. They had a Christmas holiday at Hepburn where matches may have been played against local teams.

Saturday 21 October
South Melbourne 61 (Lilley 4/15)
Melbourne 150 (Anthony 30, Coy 28, Wilson 22)

Saturday 4 November
Melbourne 141 (Elliman 38, Chadwick 37, Wilson 23, Anthony 21)
Clifton Hill 9/47 (Lord 5/18)

Saturday 11 November
Melbourne 141 (Wilson 23, Anthony 21, Chadwick 37, Elliman 38)
Clifton Hill 52 and 45 (Lord 6/20, Coy 5/24)

Saturday 6 January
Melbourne 5/104 (Lilley 36, Coy 33*)
Fitzroy 79 (Allan 5/22, Lilley 4/26)

Saturday 17 February and Saturday 24 February
Melbourne 254 (Peck 49, Allan 44, Lilley 44, Anthony 30, Chadwick 24, Wilson 23, Coy 23*)
Carlton 88 and 7/123 (Lord 7/81, Allen 4/40)

Saturday 3 March and Saturday 10 March
Richmond McConchie's 46 (Alan 4/10, Lord 6/30) and 8/203 (declared) (Lord 6/79, Lilley 3/49)
Melbourne 181 (Lilley 45, Anthony 69) and 5/46 (Lilley 33)

Saturday 17 March
Melbourne 161 (Peck 23, Coy 38, Anthony 23, Coulter 22*)
North Melbourne 4/11 (Lilley 3/8)

Captain - Charlie Lilley (cleared from Prahran)
Vice-Captain - Bert Chadwick
Bill Allen (cleared from Hawthorn/East Malvern)
Mick Anthony
Bert Chadwick (wicketkeeper)
Gordon Coulter (playing secretary)
Harry Coy
Dave Elliman
John Lord
Eric Peck
Charlie Streeter
Alf Wilson
Percy Wilson

In January Bill Allen bowled four consecutive players from the Fitzroy FC cricket team.

1928/29
Saturday 9 February
Melbourne 52 (Bowtell 20)
South Melbourne Hibernians 3/71

1929/30
Fred Ince
Ivor Warne-Smith
Stan Wittman
Ossie Green
Ray Usher

Saturday 26 October
Henry Berry & Co 88 and 1/7
Melbourne 31 and 59 (Schaffer 36)

1931/32

Saturday 24 October
Airmasters 207 and 4/112
Melbourne 9/227 (dec)

Saturday 21 November
Centax 80 and 7/80 (Norman 5/54, Howe 4/26)
Melbourne 27 and 131 (Norman 40, Howe 46, Donaldson 22)

1933

Monday 16 January
Warragul 207 (Reilly 5/83)
Melbourne 154 (Cooper 52, Margitich 33, Reilly 23)

1934

Sunday 21 January - Picnic match
Melbourne 86 (Ince 25, Gilde 20) and 127
South Melbourne 155

South Melbourne won by 69 runs on the first innings.

A team representing Melbourne Footballers is shown as playing as late as 1944.

Media
Argus - 06/12/1892
Sportsman - 07/03/1893
Age - 07/03/1898
Weekly News - 18/12/1915
Herald - 30/09/1921
Prahran Telegraph - 29/10/1921
Gippsland Times - 27/04/1922
Herald - 12/05/1922
Argus - 08/01/1923
Sporting Globe - 17/02/1923
Sporting Globe - 11/04/1923
Advertiser - 29/11/1929
Healesville Guardian - 01/04/1944

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