The 2016/17 MCC Cricket men's and women's squads

Premier Cricket

MCC has four men’s and two women’s teams that participate in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition, and a third women’s team in the Women’s Community Cricket Competition.

For the men, as well as playing for the premiership at each level (firsts, seconds, thirds and fourths) in two-day and ‘white ball’ cricket, the club participates for the Cricket Victoria J.A. Seitz Club Championship.

The club introduced two women's teams at the top level of club competition in 2012 and a third team made its debut in 2015. They play a mix of one-day (limited over) and Twenty20 matches, and play for premierships in both formats of the game.  

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The MCC has historically been one of the stronger performing men's clubs in Victorian Premier Cricket with a rich history of premiership success across all four grades.

A First XI premiership in 2009/10 broke the men’s 12-year drought and that was  followed up with another in 2012/13, a year that brought phenomenal success. The then captain-coach Andrew Kent led the club to the First and Third XI premierships, the  Club Championship, as well as First, Second and Third XI one-day flags and First and Third XI Twenty20 titles.

The Seconds won our first women’s title, the Twenty20 in 2015/16, and backed that up by claiming the one-day and Twenty20 double in 2016/17. After a couple of near misses, the women won their inaugural First XI premiership in the 2018/19 Premier one-day competition in just the seventh season of their existence. The same year, the club won the first Club Championship awarded in women’s Premier cricket.    

In April 2013, all-rounder Brenton McDonald became just the second MCC cricketer, after Warren Ayres, to win the Jack Ryder medal as the Premier Cricket competition's best player.

In the 2016/17 season, Hayley Jensen’s all-round skills saw her became the first MCC player to take out the highest women’s cricket indiividual honours, the Una Paisley medal. Hayley’s success was emulated just two seasons later in 2018/19 when Amy Yates’ outstanding season (680 runs and 35 wickets) saw her crowned as the Una Paisley medallist.

View MCC District/Premier Cricket club records.

Playing venues

While the MCC home ground is the MCG, very few Premier Cricket games are played there owing to the heavy national and interstate program.

The MCC men’s First and Second XI and women’s Firsts play their home matches at the picturesque Albert Ground, the club's 'home base' for more than a century.

The club's men’s Third and Fourth XI and women’s Seconds are playing at the outstanding Beaumaris Secondary College playing fields.