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Parkville District Cricket Club is a centrally located Men's and Women's Cricket Club who play in the Mercantile Cricket Association and North West Metropolitan Association respectively. The club across it's 6 teams caters for Beginners to established First Grade cricketers and plays strictly one day cricket on turf wickets in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. 


The club prides itself on it's diverse playing group, community spirit, regular social events, quality of facilities and on-field successes and endeavours to create an inclusive atmosphere independent of skill or background. 

Under the guise of various forerunners, Parkville District Cricket Club (PDCC) has been involved in Melbourne cricket competitions for over 70 years. Under the various names that the seminal clubs competed under, the club has provided a friendly environment for playing cricket and received wide support form local residents.

Parkville District, as it is now known, was formulated in 1993 as the result of a merger between Melbourne Central Cricket Club and North Old Boys Cricket Club. Both clubs had for many years been co-tenants in Brens Pavilion opposite the Melbourne Zoo entrance in Royal Park.

Melbourne Central Cricket Club was originally known as Telegraph Cricket Club which began in 1960 out of what is now Telstra, and played their games at the Kings Domain opposite Melbourne Grammar in Domain Road.

After moving to Royal Park, Melbourne Central then merged with the Martyrs Cricket Club extending the club to four teams. The club operated successfully for many years in the higher divisions of the competition with all four teams playing on turf wickets.

Former co-tenants, North Old Boys Cricket Club were formed in the early 70's from players that had attended St Joseph's College in North Melbourne. In 1978 North Old Boys merged with North Melbourne City Cricket Club which was established in the 1920's as the Melbourne Branch in the ALP Cricket Association. North Old Boys Cricket Club operated successfully in the competition for many years, sometimes in the same division as Melbourne Central, making for some spirited matches between the co-tenants.

The unified Parkville District currently boasts 5 Men's teams in the Mercantile Cricket Association and 1 Women's team in the North West Metro Cricket Association.


2023 saw the unveiling of the new Brens Pavilion, ensuring the Wombat's have access to state of the art facilities for many years to come.


 (Originally written by Tim Halifax, 2006; edited 2012 & 2023)

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