St. Patrick’s entered into an interschool cricket competition when it joined the Metropolitan Catholic Competition (MCC) in 1935 and almost won in its first year. This also makes cricket the oldest representative sport played at the College. The first premiership won was in 1948 and this was repeated three times during the 1950’s.
When cricket started at the College, there were three
teams – First XI, Second XI and an Under 14's team. Games were played on a Thursday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm on covered concrete wickets until the completion of Breen Oval which also provided an excellent turf wicket.
In 1965 the College withdrew from the MCC competition due to loss of school time to play Saturday games in an Independent Schools competition, and as a result many more boys played cricket for the College. The first premiership success by the First XI was in 1995 when they also won the Christian Brothers Cricket Carnival at Nudgee in Brisbane.
One Old Boy, Ernie Crossan has made the NSW First XI and has played with the likes of Donald Bradman, Stan McCabe and Bill O’Reilly. He was at SPC in its first year in 1928. It is time for another!
Cricket Teams at SPC
Home Ground / Training Facilities
St. Patrick’s has one of the best prepared school turf wickets in Sydney with the hallowed turf of Breen Oval being our number 1 wicket.
In 2011-2012 the following teams were Premiers; 1st XI, 2nd XI, 16A and 14A.