The first home game for the First XI - thanking NCC VIPS and Sponsors for their contribution to the cricket club


Online Registrations for both Junior and Senior players for the 2020 season are now open!  Click on the above image or search for Nightcliff Cricket Club on

With the suspension of the 2020

Cricket Season until further notice, D&DCC have put together a virtual fixture.  Teams are put up against each other, with the Facebook voting system determining the winner. 

The scope was simple, pick your best premier grade starting XI.  As such, we put this to our member/supporters on Facebook. A number great NCC names were put forward however only 11 could be named. Below is the outcome of that request, and our submission into the competition.  

  1. J. Hatton
  2. W. Saunderson
  3. G. Baldwin
  4. G. Aldam
  5. P. Sleep (c) 
  6. T. Scollay
  7. M. Calkin (wk)
  8. P. Hutchinson
  9. S. Sinclair
  10. M. Hatton
  11. B. Hatton
  12. S. Saunderson / U. Weerasinghe

Hutchinson, Sinclair and B Hatton the quick's, Sleep and M Hatton the spinners

Round 1 was a success, with NCC beating TV 56% to 46% of the vote.  Round 2 starts this Friday.

Snippet of the latest Cricket Australia update below. Essentially hiatus is extended to May 31, 2020 - pending further Government announcements;

"The Australian Government announced extended restrictions on social gatherings effective from midnight on March 25, 2020. Of particular relevance to cricket is that social sport activities are now prohibited throughout the country and will be enforced by state and territory authorities. All Australians should follow Government advice to stay at home unless absolutely necessary to leave. Whilst we love the game, we all must acknowledge that cricket is not a necessary activity in the context of the global effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

As it currently stands, the earliest possible date cricket can be played throughout Australia, including indoor cricket centres, is May 31, 2020. As the coronavirus outbreak is an evolving issue, we will be reviewing this date on May 1, 2020 and any decisions on starting or recommencing competitions will be made carefully in line with latest government advice. Please keep an eye out for further communication on this topic on all of our social platforms as we continue to monitor the situation.

For further information please go to our COVID-19 Information & FAQ page."…/policies/covid-19-faq

The Nightcliff Cricket Club committee met last night and endorsed the recommended social distancing measures from Cricket Australia, NT Cricket and Darwin and District Cricket Competition. Therefore all training and planned group activities have been delayed indefinitely.

We understand this might be frustrating for members but in the best interest of public safety.

Please note the season has not been cancelled simply delayed indefinitely. We will keep all members up to date as more information comes available.

More information here

Nightcliff Cricket Club would like to announce the appointment of Brendon Piggott as the 2020 Senior Coach.

2020 will be the 3rd year that Brendon has made the trek up to Darwin, applying he craft in the yellow and black. We are looking forward to having him back in tiger colours in a more senior role.

Brendon has committed to to continue the good work already put in place and is looking forward to getting started in next couple months. He is in good batting form as well notching up a 100 on the weekend for Sutherland.

We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Udara Weerasinghe for his commitment and direction he has shown on and off the field for NCC as both Senior coach and A Grade Captain these past 7 years. We understand his decision to focus on this private coach and wish him all the best in that endeavor. Udara might not be completely lost to the club, and may even put on the spikes one more time!

More announcements regarding to the 2020 season will be posted in due course.

Congratulations to Graham Tribe who last night was voted in as the newest Life Member of the Nightcliff Cricket Club.

Graham was bestowed the honour after serving a number of years both on and off the field for the Tigers. Over his after 18 year tenure at NCC, Graham has held positions on the club board in an Executive or General Committee capacity , as well as being a Parent, Player and Captain.

Congratulations from all us at NCC Graham. Well deserved.

From last nights AGM, the following persons were elected to the NCC committee for the 2020 season:

President - Brad Hatton
Vice President / Senior Coordinator - Coen McKinnon
Treasurer / Public Officer - Graham Tribe
Secretary - Andrew Innes
Junior Coordinator - Donna Hatton
Facilities Coordinator - John Tate
Sponsorship - Aruna Liyanage
Uniforms - Louise Crawley
Canteen - Nicole Everett
Committee - John Fryar
Committee - Peter Glenn

Congratulations to the newly elected members. The club would like to acknowledge the outgoing President (Lachlan Braid) and past committee members (Michael Kalidonis, Bill Cooper and Darren Theodore-Smith) for their significant contribution to the Club over previous years.

The Annual General Meeting of the Nightcliff Cricket Club Inc will be held at the Community Meeting Room at Natasha Fyles Office on Wednesday 27 November at 7pm.

The order of business for the annual general meeting is as follows:

  1. The consideration of the accounts and reports of the Committee;
  2. The election of new committee members;
  3. Appointment of the financial auditor for the 2019/2020 financial year; and
  4. Any other business requiring consideration.

The audited statement of accounts of the Nightcliff Cricket Club Inc will be available for inspection by members from 13 November 2019.

All members of the Club, including junior parents, are strongly urged to consider volunteering for a positon on the Committee. New members allow the Club to thrive and grow as well as identify new areas for improvement and development.

If you are interested in joining the Committee, or would like some more information about what is involved, please contact Lachlan Baird on 0433 439 615.

Congratulations to all the major award winners from the 2019 season.

Although the season didnt transpose to premierships, we still had 7 out of the 8 grades participating in their retrospective grade final series. This is a great achievement and one that helped us win back to back D&DCC Club Championships

NCC 2019 Major award winners (in no particular order):

  • Duck Award: Govinda Thapa & Andrew Innes
  • Sand Shoe Award: Cameron Tonkin
  • Gloveman Award: Liam Hindle
  • Junior Club Champion: Taj Glenn
  • Senior Club Champion: Matt Spoors
  • Vic Feldman Award: Michael Kurda
  • Harry Currington Award: Lachlan Baird

Other individual season highlights from season 2019:

  • 100's
    • Matthew Spoors - 147
    • Sanka Wijegunarathne - 143
    • Brendon Piggott - 139
    • Sam Gibson - 128
    • Matthew Spoors - 117
    • Mark Bannon - 114*
    • Kevin Lafaber - 111
    • Jay Lenton - 105*
  • 5 Wickets
    • Udara Weerasinghe - 5/37, 5/41 & 5/76
    • Lachlan Braid - 7/11 & 5/48
    • Bryan Miles - 6/10 & 5/48
    • Huw Spring - 6/11
    • Kevin La Faber - 6/23
    • Sanka Wijegunarathne - 5/15
    • Matt Pearse - 5/11
  • Hattrick
    • Brad Hatton

 Darwin and District Cricket Competition Awards:

  • Premier Grade Fielding Award: Liam Hindle
  • Premier Grade Team of the year:Matt Spoors
  • Premier Grade Team of the year: Udara Weerasinghe 
  • B Grade Batting Average: Tom Foley

Back again for 2019, Woolworth Cricket Blast (formally Milo In2Cricket)

Additional information; contact Josh Smith at

With a new season just about to kick off, we thought it was a great idea to refresh the look and feel of the Cricket Website!

We are still working out a couple of the kinks, and will be updating the content over the coming weeks. 

Tell us what you think! (email


A Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Nightcliff Cricket Club Inc will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2019 at the Nightcliff Sports Club Meeting Room at 6.30pm. The SGM is required to consider and approve the audited 2017/2018 financial accounts of the NCC as the audited accounts were not ready in time to have been approved at the AGM held in November 2018.

The order of business for the SGM will be as follows:

  • (a) – the consideration of the accounts and reports of the Committee;

A copy of the 2017/18 Audited Financial accounts are available from the Treasurer by emailing or from the Secretary on