Dayboro Cricket Team c. 1947

Dayboro Cricket Team c. 1947

Dayboro Cricket Team c. 1947

Back Row: Ronnie McKenzie, Arnold Sully, Ernie Brunsden, Ron Heathwood, Boy Bond, Merv McKenzie
Front Row: Merv Shea, Colin King, Roy Truloff, Snow Heathwood, Dick Rohlf, Ralph Abel

A number of cricket clubs have come and gone over the years. The Brisbane Courier of 19th March 1902 mentioned cricket matches being held at Upper North Pine and Kobble Creek. A cricket match was played in November 1908 on the North Pine wicket between North Pine and Terrors Creek, with North Pine winning by 1 run. D. Hamilton, J. Heathwood and H. Gilliland bowled for Terrors Creek. In April 1909 the North Pine Cricket team journeyed to Terrors Creek. The match was won by the Terrors Creek team by an innings and 15 runs.
By1922 there was a Dayboro & District Cricket Association with teams from Dayboro, Ocean View, King Scrub, Laceys Creek, Mt Pleasant and Samsonvale.
In the 1940s a cricket pitch was put down in the railway station yard. The team used to have morning tea in the railmotor shed. The photo is of a 1947 Dayboro Cricket team which apparently was a very successful team.
The Dayboro Times and Moreton Mail of 12th September 1953 reported “…Efforts are being made to bring about a revival in cricket in the Dayboro District. Time was when a competition was conducted known as the Dayboro and District Competition and this paper presented a Shield for competition. For a number of years it was competed for, and was last seen some years ago adorning the walls of the local Crown Hotel. It would be interesting, indeed, to learn what became of it finally…”
It would be interesting indeed to know what became of that shield. Dayboro District Historical Society is looking for photographs and other memorabilia to include in this year’s Dayboro Day display, not just of cricket teams, but of all other sporting teams that have existed in the Dayboro district over the years. If you can help, please email us on ddhs4521@gmail.com