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Club History

Shepley Oval.

The club was formed in 1908 as the Glen Waverley Cricket Club. We became the Waverley Cricket Club in 1961. As the Waverley Cricket Club, we were admitted to the Victorian Cricket Association competition in season 1974-75. At the same meeting, the Dandenong Cricket Club and Ringwood Cricket Club were nominated to join the competition. Dandenong missed out.

In 1989 we moved to Dandenong and merged with the Dandenong (Sub-District) Cricket Club. The Dandenong Sub-District club was formed in the early sixties after being involved in the local Dandenong competition.

With the merger of VCA Waverley CC with the Dandenong Sub-District club the club was named the Waverley-Dandenong Cricket Club in its first year at Dandenong in 1989, and then through renaming became the Dandenong Waverley Cricket Club in 1992 and the Dandenong Cricket Club in 1994.

Our headquarters are at Shepley Oval Dandenong which is used for all 1st and 2nd X1 matches. Shepley Oval is adjacent to Wilson Oval which is utilised for the conduct for all of our 3rd and 4th eleven matches throughout the season.

Shepley Oval is named after Harry Shepley, who was an excellent sporting administrator and business administrator after arriving in Dandenong at the age of 31 to manage a factory.

The area of Dandenong Park, now known as Shepley Oval was set aside as crown land for recreational purposes in 1881, and by 1976 was owned by council with the ability to grant leases.  A grandstand was opened on 1 May 1959.

Dandenong's major sporting teams played on it from 1881 until the early 1900s. Among the early teams was a women's cricket team, the "Sunflowers".

Major sport was played at the site of the current market until the late 1960's when the market expanded. Football and cricket moved to an upgrade Shepley oval.

It seems as though the naming occurred in the 50s, probably just after Harry's death.  In 1957 a pair of gates that had been removed from the Springvale Crematorium were purchased and installed at Shepley oval where they stil remain.

Perhaps most famously, the powerful Dandenong VFA team, known as the Dandies and later as the Redlegs won several premierships there. Jim "Frosty" Miller their sharpshooting star.

Dandenong Cricket Club won its first Division one Pennant in March 2007 and followed up with their second in 2010-2011 in one of the most famous victories in Premier Cricket history.

At the Annual General Meeting in June 2017, the members of the DCC and the Dandenong Womens Cricket Club voted unanamously to merge going forward, commencing a new, exciting chapter in our history.

The Dandenong Cricket Club has at the end of the 2017/2018 been an affiliated member club of Cricket Victoria for the past 45 years.