Melbourne Cricket Club - History
Find this page online at:
http://www.mcc.org.au/Club Sport/Bowls/History.aspx

    AN unprecedented amount of Aussies are set to suit up in the NBA next season. Basketball Down Under has never seen a boom like this.

    MAJOR League baseballer shares gruesome pictures of what a face looks like after being hit with an 141kph fastball. WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES

    CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan will not be allowed to return to the job today having failed to satisfy the NRL that he has fulfilled all of the conditions of his ban.

    NEVER mind a centuries-old union, the real fear among Poms as the Scots vote on independence is the loss of their most famous world-class athlete.

    THIS 18-year-old was one of the world’s brightest rising stars - until the people in charge of her sport decided she was too masculine. Is she the next Caster Semenya?

    banner

    History

    In 1865 the MCC established a bowling green at the ground “for the recreation of its members”. However, it wasn’t until 1894 when the MCC took over the Richmond Bowling Club (est. 1868) that the Bowls Section was formed.

    As part of the deal the club traded Richmond’s two acres in Yarra Park for an acre adjoining the MCG’s western perimeter. The bowlers
    maintained their MCG greens for more than a century before the demands of modern cricket saw them taken over for use as practice wickets.

    In December 1996 a new home was created for the Section on the Swinburne Avenue site formerly occupied by the City of Hawthorn Bowling Club. Five years later the MCC merged with the Glenferrie Hill Recreation Club (est. 1908), a complex in Glen Street, Hawthorn, that provided both bowls and croquet facilities and allowed the Section to field up to seven Pennant sides.

    Milestones
    1865 – MCC establishes a bowling green outside the MCG.
    1894 – MCC Bowls Section is formed following the take over of Richmond Bowling Club. Two greens laid outside western end of MCG.
    1897 – Section wins its first premiership.
    1901 – Club promotes the Championship of Australia bowls tournament.
    1969 – New clubrooms and greens opened at MCG following completion of the Western (later Ponsford) Stand.
    1996 – Club merges with City of Hawthorn Bowls Club and relocates to Hawthorn.
    2001 – Club merges with Glenferrie Hill Recreation Club.
    2006 – MCC Ladies Section established

    • © Melbourne Cricket Club 1838 - 2014 |
    • Home |
    Copyright © 1838 - 2009 Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) | www.mcc.org.au