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Albert Ernst Victor Hartkopf
Albert Hartkopf was one of the great all round sportsmen of his day. Born to German migrants in 1889,...
Croxton Youth Club
Croxton Youth Club was formed in the late 1950s by six young people who lived in the area. The club...
Darebin Women’s Sports Club
The Darebin Women’s Sports Club has Australian football, soccer, cricket, eight ball and Gaelic...
Ernest Charles (“Son”) Yeomans
Ernest Charles Yeomans was always known as “Son” and it is quite probable that few who knew him...
Frank Leslie Lugton
Frank Leslie Lugton (1893-1916) was a promising young cricketer with the Northcote Cricket Club, a member of...
Frank Thorn (1912-1942) was one of four Victorian first-class cricketers who are known to have lost their...
Gary Cosier, born in 1953, was an aggressive middle order batsman and useful medium pace bowler who debuted...
History of cricket in Darebin
The earliest record of an organised cricket club in Northcote originates from 1874. There is evidence of an...
Coburg born Jack Potter was a versatile sportsman, representing Australia at both cricket and baseball. In...
Jika Cricket Association
Most land titles in Melbourne’s northern suburbs still cite Jika Jika as the parish in which they are...
Jim (J.J.) Morris
Jim (J.J.) Morris was on of the great sportsmen of Northcote’s early days. In particular he was a superb all...
John (Jack) Ryder
Jack Ryder played most of his long and distinguished career for the Collingwood Cricket Club but, in the...
John Thomas Harry
John Harry was born in Northcote in 1857, living his entire life in Westgarth, whilst working as a saddler in...
Malcolm Gray was born in Preston in May 1940, the son of Alex (Alec) Gray, a prominent city real estate agent...
North Alphington Cricket Club
Northcote Cricket Club
The Northcote Cricket Club was founded in the mid 1870s. The club was briefly known as the Northcote Star...
Plant's Paddock was located on the east side of High Street Northcote at the base of Rucker's Hill....
Preston Cricket Club
The Preston Cricket Club can trace its history directly to a 1901 meeting at the Preston Shire Hall. At that...
Preston Ladies Cricket Club
In the early 20th century All Saint’s Anglican Church fielded a cricket club that was considered to be...
Rodney Malcolm Hogg
Rodney Hogg was born in Richmond in 1951 and would go on to a controversial career that started at Northcote...
Ron Bowtell, a wicket-keeper and opening batsman, played 205 consecutive games in Northcote’s first XI...
Walter S. Stott
The mid to late 1880’s were a boom time for land speculators in Northcote, with large blocks being sold off...
William (Bill) Lawry
William (Bill) Morris Lawry was born in Thornbury on 11 February 1937, the youngest of three children by 14...
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