The Nightcliff Cricket Club was formed in 1968 from the old Commonwealth Department of Works Cricket Club and was a foundation affiliate club of the Nightcliff Sports Club the following year.
NCC has developed from a one-side club to a fully fledged competitor in Territory Cricket. NCC consists of five senior grades and four junior grades (with eight junior sides) as well as well-attended seasons of Woolworths Blast (formerly In2Cricket) clinics run by NCC from May each year for 5 to 8 year-old players.
This increase in size has also seen an increase in success at NCC. The NCC routinely has a number of Senior and Junior sides competing in the finals with regular premierships as the pinnacle of success. NCC has won three A-grade premierships and a large number of other Senior and Junior premierships. Our A-Grade side won the ‘Triple Crown’ in 2010 (including the OD Final and the McDonalds Twenty-20 Final) and we claimed the Senior Club Championship in 2018.
Over the years NCC has been proud to count players of national standing on its list. These include Australian Test Cricketers Peter Sleep and Rick Darling as well as first class players such as Peter Gonella (WA), Paul Hutchinson and Brett Swain (SA) and home grown Mark Hatton (Tasmania & ACT). Mark Hatton has played cricket for Nightcliff for several seasons with distinction and was part of the 1996 and 2010 A-Grade Premiership teams as well as the 2011 B-Grade Flag-winning side.
In the 2011/12 Sheffield Shield season, home-grown Tiger Ryan James, who started with the Nightcliff Tigers back in In2Cricket (then Milo Have-a-Go), gained selection for Western Australia against New South Wales for a Sheffield Shield game. In 2011 Doug Bracewell, who played for Nightcliff in the 2010 DDCA Cricket season gained Test selection for New Zealand. Doug starred in New Zealand’s stirring victory against Australia in Hobart in late 2011.
As well as these players, NCC is proud of the large number of Territory representatives selected from both its Senior and Junior ranks. NCC also has a large number of leading and award-winning players in Territory cricket.
NCC has continued to have success on the field across all grades, Juniors and Seniors.
1979 C 1981 C 1982 A, B U12 1984 C, D, U14 1985 B 1986 U14 1988 U16 1990 U12, U16 1991 C, U16 1994 U17
1996 A, U17, U13 1997 U13 2002 E 2003 E 2004 E 2005 C 2007 D 2008 A (T20), U15 Red 2009 U13 Red, U13 Black
2010 A (T20, Cas Cup, VB Gold Cup), D, U13 Blue
2011 B, E, U13, U11 2012 U17 2013 U15 2015 U15 2017 U15 Blue 2018 E , U18 2020 U15 Blue, U15 Red 2021 B, U18 2022 A (T20), C