Bicton Cricket Club
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The Bicton Junior Cricket Club has a rich history and is one of the oldest clubs operating in junior cricket in Western Australia.

The club commenced in a Church run competition around 1923 which was situated next to the Bicton Primary School and after a few years the club was taken over and run by teachers from the school through to the war.

During the war, the local schools participated in games between themselves and the club then resumed in 1946 under the guidance of the school until the late 1950’s.

By 1960 other clubs were formed and a local competition was developed, the Melville Junior District competition.

Bill Raitt was President of the club until 1969 when his son had completed playing at the junior level and left the club.

Several volunteers then played their part in continuing the club in either a Coaching or Committee capacity including Steve Harper, Ian Spence, Val Steenholdt, Phil Lindsay and Colin Jaszczuck.

When the club was on the verge of dissolving in 1993 and had one active team, Val Steenholdt took over the reins and with his wife Lorraine built the club up to thirteen teams before they both retired from the club in 2007.

The Steenholdt family have played a huge part in the history of the club with all three sons of the family, Trent, Shayne and Chad’e playing for the club.

Bicton JCC was the first club in Western Australia to have the coloured playing shirts and along with Riverton commenced the Have-A-Go program in Australia which is now a major part of a junior cricketer’s developmental introduction to the game.

Bicton JCC has many players playing in junior district representative teams and has a history of players who have gone on to play A grade senior district cricket.

Bicton JCC was also at the forefront of the on ground demonstrations at the WACA when they commenced during the lunch and tea breaks for Test, One Day International and Domestic Fixtures.

During the 2009/10 season, the club fielded seventeen teams which up to this time is the most teams in a season for the club during our rich history.


Rob Campbell Reserve: One of the original home grounds of the Bicton JCC which is still utilised as a training venue.

 

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Bicton JCC Postal Address:
PO Box 264
Melville WA 6956