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South Launceston Cricket Club

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The South Launceston Cricket Club (SLCC), is a cricket team which represents Launceston in the Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association grade cricket competition, in the Australian state of Tasmania.

The South Launceston Cricket Club was formed in 1907 when the Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association made changes to the district cricket competition. The city was divided into zones and players had to represent the club whose zone they lived in. This was an Australia-wide movement aimed at creating a more even grade cricket competition and generate suburban loyalty and rivalry. South Launceston joined North, East, West and Central Launceston in the new NTCA district competition for the 1907-08 season.

South has won a total of 13 premierships. In the period between 1936 and 1941 the club won 4 NTCA premierships and 2 state premierships. The most recent A Grade premiership was in 2012-13.

The club has at times suffered financial setbacks, especially around the time of World War II, and the club was threatened with expulsion form the NTCA due to non-payment of fees. It survived thanks to the committeemen of the club who gave their personal guarantees to cover any outstanding debts, and eventually the debts were cleared.

Honours

NTCA Premierships:

A Grade: 1908–1909, 1914–1915, 1929–1930, 1936–1937, 1937–1938, 1938–1939, 1940–1941, 1949–1950, 1965–1966, 1967–1968, 1987–1988, 2003–2004, 2012-13

2nd Grade: 1966-67, 1967–68, 2009–10, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2015,16

3rd Grade: 1981-82, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1995-96, 2012-13, 2015-16

4th Grade: 2015-16

Women's: 2015-16

References

South Launceston Cricket Club Wikipedia


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