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SEAL HISTORY

 

 

Shoalwater Bay Cricket Club was formed in 1992 by footballers from the Rockingham Football Club wanting to play cricket through the summer months, starting with one B Grade side in the 1992/93 season, the club fielded A & B Grade sides in the Peel Cricket Associations Inaugural year the following season. At this stage the club was the first tenant of the newly built club rooms at Stan Twight Reserve. In 1994/95 fielding sides in A, B &C Grades the club broke ties with the Football club and renamed itself Safety Bay Cricket Club, this was its name for 2 seasons and after unsuccessfully trying to register this name the name was changed to Shoalwater Bay Cricket Club, in line with a move to being home based at Shoalwater Oval to allow the newly formed district club (RMDCC) to take up residence at Stan Twight Reserve. The clubs first premiership came in 1995/96 in C Grade. Shoalwater Bay CC fielded 4 sides in the 3 Grades thru the next few years with 2 sides in C Grade in 1995/96 then from 2001/02, 2002/03 & 2003/04 until the PCA introduced D Grade in 2004/05 which Shoalwater Bay CC won in its inaugural season. In 2005/06 Shoalwater Bay CC introduced Juniors to the club and fielded 2 sides in U/17’s along with sides in U/15’s & U/14’s. 2006/07 saw the club win its first junior premiership with the U/15’s coached by Mark O’Hurley winning the GF. In 2007/08 Shoalwater Bay CC under the captaincy of Craig Anderson won its first A Grade flag with Paul Gravett scoring an even 100 in the GF.  In 2008/09 Shoalwater Bay CC moved back to Stan Twight Reserve and other than not having a C Grade side in 2009/10 the club has fielded senior sides in all available grades including E Grade from 2009/10 and F Grade from 2013/14.

 

 

1992/93    Club formed by players from Rockingham Football Club, and played as the Rockingham Football Club, with one team in the B grade, based at
“Dargin Way Reserve” as it was known as then (Now Stan Twight Reserve) prior to the clubrooms and turf wickets being built with one hard wicket. Allan Godfrey is the inaugural President

1993/94    The club still under the Rockingham Football Club name enters teams in both A & B grades and is the first tenant of the newly built club rooms at Dargin Way Reserve.

1994/95    The club broke ties with the Rockingham Football Club and changed its name to Safety Bay Cricket Club, this year fielding sides in A, B & the newly formed C grade.

1995/96    The club moves to Shoalwater oval to make way for the newly formed district cricket club Rockingham Mandurah. 4 sides are entered A, B and 2 in C grade, and the club wins its first premiership, taking out the C grade flag.

1996/97    Craig Babitz is elected president. The club is renamed Shoalwater Bay Cricket Club as it was unable to register the Safety Bay name as it was already registered with the Safety Bay Juniors, the “Shoalwater Seals” is decided as the club logo. 3 sides are entered, A, B & C grade.

1997/98   The club continues to field a side in each of the three grades.

1998/99    Darren Hind is elected president. The club continues to field a side in each of the three grades. Mick Beard, Allan Godfrey, Alan Morley, and Tony Morley are the first players to play 100 game for the club.

1999/00    The club continues to field a side in each of the three grades, with C grade winning the clubs second premiership.

2000/01    Steve Spalding is elected president. The club continues to field a side in each of the three grades.  Allan Godfrey and Tony Morley are awarded the first life memberships of the club.
 

2001/02    4 sides are entered A, \B and 2 in C grade, one known as the “Dragons” and the other as the “Sharks”. B grade finish as runners up.

2002/03    Sean Mager is elected president. 4 sides are entered A, B and 2 in C grade, one known as the “Dragons” and the other as the “Sharks”.

2003/04    4 sides are entered A, B and 2 in C grade, one known as the “Dragons” and the other as the “Sharks”. B grade finish as runners up. Allan Godfrey and Alan Morley become the first players to play 200 games for the club.

2004/05    4 sides are entered A, B, C and one in the newly formed D grade. D grade win the inaugural D grade premiership.  Individual highlight for the season was Al Godfrey taking 8 for 14 in B grade in round 7.

2005/06    Keith Weston is elected president. 4 sides are entered A, B, C & D grades, C grade win the premiership. Juniors are started up with sides in U/14’S, U/15’S & 2 in U/17’S. U/15’S winning the clubs first Junior Flag and one of the U/17’S sides runners up. Individual  highlights of the season were Steve Salter smashing 283 in C grade in round 18 including 23 sixes and 25 fours in a club record total of 4 for 482 and Corey Appleby hitting 130 in U/17’s.

2006/07    Rick Appleby is elected president. Sides are entered A, B, C & D grades, D grade finish runners up. Individual highlight of the season was Steve Fraser taking 9 for 8 in C grade in round 11.

2007/08    Sides are entered A, B, C & D grades, A grade win the clubs first A grade flag Captained by Craig Anderson, with Paul Gravett scoring an even 100 and Jason Hind taking 4 wickets. U/17’S finish runners up.

2008/09    Sides are entered A, B, C & D grades, B grade finish runners up. Brad Ranford becomes the first Junior to play 50 games for the club.

2009/10    Jason Matesich elected president. Club relocates back to Stan Twight Reserve. Sides are entered A, B,D & the newly added E grade, D grade finish runners up and the U/13’S win the flag going all season undefeated.
 

2010/11    Sides are entered A, B, C, D & E grade, B grade finish runners up with the U/14’S (undefeated all season) & U/15’S win their premierships. D grade get rolled for 29 against Dwellingup.

2011/12    David Harris is elected president. Sides are entered A, B, C, D & E grade, C & D grade along with U/13’S finish runners up. D grade roll Coastal Districts for 5 runs in round 3. Individual highlight of the season was Brandon Burt smashing 259 including 25 sixes and 16 fours in round 13.

2012/13    Jason Matesich elected president. Sides are entered A, B, C, D & E grade, U/14’S & U/15’S win premierships and U/13’S finish runners up. Ray Spinks becomes the first player to play 300 games for the club.

13/14    Sides are entered A, B, C, D, E and the newly created F grade, U/13’S win their premiership and B grade C grade U/15’S & U/14’S all finish runners up. Ken Staines becomes the second player to play 300 games for the club. Joel Ritchie becomes the first junior to play 100 games for the club. U/17’s make the Community Cup T20 final played at the WACA. Individual highlights were Dan Abel taking 10 for 5 in C grade in round 11 and Ben Scale taking 7 for 6 off 3.4 overs in the U/13’s grand final.

2014/15    Sides are entered A, B, C, D, E & F grade, A grade finish runners up and U/15’S, U/14’S & U/13’S all win premierships. Mitchell Smith is club champion.

2015/16    Garry Smith elected president. Sides are entered A, B, C, D, E & F grade, A grade win the clubs second A grade flag, U/14’S and U/13’S win their premierships with U/15’S runners up.

2016/17    Sean Hetel elected president. Sides are entered A, B, C, D, E & F grade. Ray Spinks hits his first century for the club after more than 350 games and Russell Biddle hits his first 6 for the club after nearly 250 games.
 

2017/18    Daniel Best elected president. Sides are entered A, B, C, D, E & F grade, 4 senior sides & u/17’S in the finals , A grade finish 2nd in the home and away season  but fail to make the GF, B, C, &U/17’s finish runners up losing their GF’s. U/17’s make the Community Cup T20 final played at the WACA.

2018/19    Sides are entered A, B, C, D, E & F grade, D Grade finishing top of the ladder and finished runner up losing the GF. Ray Spinks plays his 400th club game, Peter Ritchie becomes the club leading run scorer and breaks through the 500 wicket mark for the club. Seb Websdale wins association A grade bowling agg with 43 wickets, Peter Ritchie wins D grade champion player along with D bowling grade agg and ave and Corey West wins D Grade most dismissals.

2019/20   Sides are entered into all senior grades, C grade finish 4th and F grade finish 2nd on the ladder. Both C and F grade win their 1st final before COVID interrupts and causes a closure to the season. F grade is awarded the premiership, as is the U/14s.