Remember Tigers, training is back at the Nightcliff nets starting TOMORROW! ⚫🟡⚫

The countdown is on! With less than 2 weeks to go until round 1, it's almost time to see the results of all that preseason hard work. 

Let's go Tigers!  🐯🏏

Calling all young Aussie legends!

Ready to hit some sixes, bowl like a pro, and have a blast this March? Nightcliff Cricket Club is hosting a Woolworths Cricket Blast program just for YOU!

✅4-week program starting 5:30pm 4th March
✅Open to kids aged 5-10 years old (all skill levels welcome!)
✅Fun, inclusive, and action-packed sessions led by qualified coaches
✅Learn the basics of batting, bowling, fielding, and teamwork
✅Make new friends and share the love of cricket!

Program Details:

📍 Where: Nightcliff Cricket Oval
📅 When: Every Monday afternoon in March from 5:30pm to 6:30pm (for 4 weeks)
💲Cost: $100 per child

Register now:

For more information contact Amanda Renee on 0418 292 582

See you there future Tigers!🐯🏏

Nightcliff Cricket Club (NCC) Announce that we are exploring a future with  University Bulls Cricket Club (UCC). 

Today, we are excited to announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the 2024 season has been established with University Bulls Cricket Club, marking the start of a collaborative journey that could lead to a full amalgamation in late 2025. 

This MoU outlines a shared commitment to explore the potential benefits of amalgamating the two Cricket Clubs. While both clubs will maintain their independent identities and memberships in 2024, a key aspect of the MoU is the formation of joint teams across all grades. 

There is a process that needs to be followed before we can provide a full update.  At this stage, all we can share is that the NCC members have been notified of what is being proposed.  We understand the impact of this on the competition and are going through this process as quickly as we can.

We see that this unification will build NCC's on field strength, providing further opportunities to higher grades for current UCC players and offer a glimpse into the potential of a full amalgamation for our members. 

The final decision on the club amalgamation will be made by the members of both cricket clubs through dedicated Special General Meetings to be held later in 2024. We encourage open communication and active participation from our members as we navigate this exciting new chapter. 

Stay tuned for further updates. 

Posted on Behalf Nightcliff Cricket Club Committee

🟡⚫ New Senior Coach Announcement ⚫🟡

The Nightcliff Cricket Club is thrilled to announce Chris Stockdale as our new Senior Coach for 2024! 

Chris brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our club having 30+ years of coaching experience. A former county player himself, Chris understands the game inside-out and can translate that knowledge into actionable on-field tactics. He has had International coaching exposure with strong connections in the cricketing world and excels at both honing individual skills and fostering a positive team environment.

We're confident that under Chris's guidance, Nightcliff Cricket Club will continue our strong on field performances and reach new heights in 2024! 

Join us in welcoming Chris to the team! 🏏🐯


Calling all future cricket superstars, wicket-takers, and boundary-hitters!  The Nightcliff Cricket Club is gearing up for another season, and our sign-on day is just around the corner on February 18th! 🟡⚫🏏🐯

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, we have a place for you! Our inclusive and welcoming environment caters to all ages and skill levels.

Mark it down in your calendars, grab your mates, and get ready to hit the ground running for a season of cricketing fun.  Online registrations will be set up soon (just waiting for the system), or come down to the Nightcliff Sports Club on Sunday the 18th from 1030am.


☃︎🎅🎄❄️☃️🎁🦌 From our cricketing family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with joy, laughter, and maybe even a few extra runs on the board! May your holidays be as bountiful as a slog over mid wicket! ☃︎🎅🎄❄️☃️🎁🦌

As you know, the Nightcliff Cricket Club Committee for 2024 has been elected and is already hard at work behind the scenes. This dedicated group is committed to overseeing the continued growth and development of our club, ensuring we're in top form for the season ahead.

It's time to meet the faces of the individuals behind the Mighty Tigers set to guide us through the 2024 season 🐯🏏👇👇

Executive Committee:

🟡President: Murali Varatharajan
⚫Vice-President: Amanda Hoepper
🟡Treasurer: Vacant
⚫Secretary: Andrew Innes
🟡Public Officer: Amanda Hoepper


General Members:

⚫Senior Coordinator: Mike Dunlea
🟡Women Coordinator: Janet Hawker
⚫Junior Coordinator: Tahlia Anver
🟡Committee: Oscar Jacques-Ball, Ella Piccoli-Auckram, Prabhnoor Singh, Charlie Smith, Michael Kudra, Paul Pritchard, Paul Fleming & Kerry Gray

Stay tuned for exciting updates and announcements as we move closer to the 2024 season!

🎅🎄🎁 Still looking for Christmas presents ?🎅🎄🎁

Starting to plan for Christmas and more importantly boxing day lunch?♨️🥩🥓

Our sponsors have a wide range of sporting gear and some of the best meat in town.  Make sure you support who supports us this Christmas.

The Nightcliff Cricket Club is a vibrant and thriving community cricket club, with over 150 members of all ages and abilities. We are passionate about providing a fun and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds to enjoy the game of cricket.

Sponsorship is essential to the success of our club, and we are currently looking for new sponsors to help us continue to provide the best possible experience for our members.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available, to suit all budgets and needs.

Some of the benefits in sponsoring NCC include;

🟡 Reach a new and engaged audience: We have a strong social media presence and a large and loyal supporter base.

⚫️ Promote your brand: Your logo and branding will be displayed on our website, social media, and club events.

🟡Support your local community: We are a not-for-profit organisation, and all sponsorship revenue goes directly towards supporting our club and its members.

If you are interested in finding out more information, please reach out to the club president (Murali Varatharajan) at

The Toyota good for cricket Raffle is back!

There are $241,776 worth of goodies up for grabs for just $5 a ticket! 37 different prizes , including the chance to win 3 x Toyota's for 1st/2nd/3rd place, coaching clinics with Australian players, signed shirts, bats etc.

Most importantly, 100% of the proceeds go back to to us✅✅✅

This year, we are setting a target of $6000. All proceeds will go towards upgrading our cricket nets and the surrounding areas. This is all part of our continued commitment to ensure that NCC players have the best facilities available to succeed both on and off the field.

To purchase your tickets, search for Nightcliff Cricket Club at the Toyota Good for Cricket website or go to the following link


Draw will take place at 12pm (AEDT) on 26 February 2024 at 12pm (AEDT) on 4 March 2024 at at Plexus Services (ABN 26 151 501 898), 411 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000. The holder of the winning ticket does not need to be present. The winner will be notified by telephone and email (if provided).

The Annual General Meeting of the Nightcliff Cricket Club Inc will be held at the Nightcliff Oval Canteen on Thursday 21st September 2023 at 6pm.

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 2023/2024 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 6 September 2023 by contacting Murali Varatharajan on 0418 685162, or Andrew Innes on 0449 885951,

All members of the Club, including junior parents, are strongly urged to consider volunteering for a position on the Committee. The Committee needs a level of refreshment each year with new members coming on board to offer a diverse viewpoint on how the club should be run. The Club needs a strong committee to thrive and grow. Nominations to Andrew Innes at

We will also be looking for nominations on a number of non-committee / volunteer roles covering various club activities.  More information can be sourced from Murali.

NCC Presentation Night is scheduled for September 16th  -  mark it down in your calendars if you have not already tigers... 

More specific details will come out in the next couple days.  

We are also looking for anyone who is able to help organise the finer details of the night and or on the night itself. If you can, please reach out to Murali Varatharajan 📨

Let's get quizzical Tigers!

NCC would like to invite all players, family and friends to our Annual Trivia Night. That's right peoples, it is back.  Will this also mean the return of Dumbo and Co?? Only time will tell......


📅 Saturday 5th August,  7pm (plenty of notice)
📌 Nightcliff Sports Club
🍴Bistro will be open to purchase meals.

So, come along for a night of fun, laughs and contribute to some fundraising for our beloved club! Loads of prizes to be won and some fantastic items up for grabs at our silent auction.

Contact Katie Golding to organise your own table or for any additional information;

📞 0411379386

Come down to the Nightcliff Oval to acknowledge, celebrate and meet our valued Sponsors, Life Members and Club Volunteers - not to mention watch the First XI notch up a win🐯🟡⚫️

Event details as follows;  

📅Saturday, 15th July
⏱ 12:30 to 6:00 pm 
📍 Canteen Area at the Nightcliff Oval

As some of you may know already, the club was broken into yesterday with a number of items taken that we rely on - such as the scoring and sales iPads, the cameras used for game live streams, cash and merchandise.  💔😞

Definitely not the best thing to wake up to on Sunday morning!

If we were to find a positive in this situation, it is that we have had a number of people put their hand up and provide assistance.  One such company that did just that is Star Insurance Solutions.  These legends heard what happened and were quick to put their hand up, donating $1000 to us today to go towards the replacement of the stolen gear 🙏🙌

On behalf of the NCC family, we can not thank you guys and gals enough for this donation, and very much appreciate your support at this time in need.  

For those that don't know who Star Insurance Solutions are, these legends are an independently owned and internationally supported Insurance & Risk Management firm that takes a proactive approach to Insurance and Risk management.  They understand that navigating the complex world of insurance can be overwhelming and are well placed to simplify the process and provide personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs. 

With years of experience in the industry, the team of expert insurance brokers are committed to finding you the best coverage at competitive rates. So if you are looking around, definitely reach out to the team! 

We may have been put on the backfoot by all this, but rest assured, the tigers will continue to push forward 💛🖤🐯