Northern California Cricket Association NCCA
Northern California Cricket Association NCCA Details



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Northern California,CA
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Established: 1891
Current Series: 2017 Promotion/Relegation Playoffs
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Facts about NCCA

Before 1881, there were two clubs playing cricket in the San Francisco Bay area. One was Occident CC-the other was probably Bohemian CC. They played against each other, an occasional British Mercantile Marine vessel, a man-O-War or a migrant ship enroute to or from Australia. Sometimes they played against first class and even Test Sides (once they played the England Test Side captained by Alfred Shaw). They usually fielded and batted 22 players and performed well against first class opposition usually playing a side of 12 men.
 
  In 1881 Alfred Shaw's England team played in the Bay Area before heading to Australia to play a Test Series.
 
  In 1893 San Jose CC formed. It soon disbands.
 
  In 1894 Highest recorded partnership in U.S. Cricket history. It was between W. Robertson (206 not out) and A.D. Sheath (188 not out). They put on 340 runs in an undefeated stand for the Bohemians. Between 1899 and 1910, we have very accurate records-courtesy of Mr. Arthur Wilding, who kept scrapbook clippings.
 
  Alameda CC has won NCCA Championship each season during 1892-1895
 
  Bohemian CC won the 1897 NCCA Championship
 
  Alameda CC reclaimed the NCCA Championship in 1897
 
  In 1899 the playing clubs in NCCA were Alameda CC, Pacific CC and California CC. All games were played at Webster Street, Alameda.
 
  In 1899 California CC won its first NCCA Championship
 
  NCCA Champions for 1900-01 were once again, Alameda CC
 
  In 1902 Pacific CC won its first NCCA Championship
 
  1903-05 was dominated by San Francisco County Club which won 3 consequtive championships
 
  NCCA didnot conduct games in 1906-07 due to the earthquake
 
  1908 championship belonged to Pacific CC
 
  1909 saw a new first time champion - Barbarians
 
  Wanderers crowned the champions in 1910
 
  In 1900, two new clubs-Sacramento CC and Santa Cruz CC-joined the League
 
  1901 Saw the first recorded Ladies match in Bay Area. The women bowled underarm from a standing position and batted and fielded in long hooped dresses.
 
  1902 First mention of a team called Marin CC. They played one game and their players were the "cliff dwellers" of Sausalito. Lord Hawke's team, enroute to New Zealand, played and defeated the combined local eighteen. The visiting Captain was Pelham 'Plum" Warner, who captained for England the following year and was later knighted for his services to cricket. There were 500 spectators at the headquarters for cricket-then a field in the Presidio at San Francisco. B.J.T. Bosanquet, inventor of the "bosey," starred in the game, taking 11 of the 17 wickets to fall, and making 50 not out. Final score: Combined Eighteen, 125-Lord Hawke's Eleven, 8/155.
 
  1901-05 Cricket in the Bay Area dominated by Harold B. Richardson, a former Surrey CC player. He made the century for the US in a US-Canada International. In 1904, he made 730 runs at an average of 146 in local competition.
 
  1905 C.K. Turner, another century maker in US-Canada Internationals, played for Santa Cruz CC.
 
  1906 The great fire and earthquake on April 18 resulted in suspension of cricket in the Bay Area for 1906 and 1907.
 
  1908 Golden Gate CC begins playing for the first time. They play home games in a new field at Golden Gate Park. Other teams are Pacific, Alameda, Barbarians, Wanderers, and San Francisco County. They played "Champions versus the Rest" at the end of the season.
 
  1909 San Mateo CC joins the league with a turf wicket. First bowler, Sid Stewart took all 10 wickets in an inning, in the Bay Area.
 
  1910 Sadly, this marks the end of NCCA Secretary-Treasurer Arthur Wilding's accurate records of Bay Area cricket history.
 
  1928 Golden Gate CC reformed, and have played continuously ever since.
 
  In 1936 Marin Cricket Club was formed.
 
  1968 Captain Alf Cooper and Ken Serpanchy tour England with the first representative US team. Gujarat, now called Spartan Cricket Club was formed.
 
  1969 The England Women's team captained by the most famous of all woman cricketers, Rachel Heyhoe, plays at San Jose. The visitors lose narrowly to the local men's team.
 
  1976 California CC tours Mexico, Trinidad and South America
 
  1978 California CC tours Hawaii, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.
 
  1979 California CC tours the UK. Coincides with the 1979 Prudential World Cup, in which the USA team participated in the ICC Trophy Competition.
 
  1981 Redwood CC member, Raju Patel, breaks the all-time bowling record with an astounding 73 wickets
 
  1982 Queensland CC visits California. Team includes Australian Captain, Alan Border, and Test cricketers, Geoff Dymock and Robbie Kerr. Marlebone CC visits California. Led by Captain Tony Lewis, Test players Fred Titmus, Mushtaq Mohammed, John Jameson and Nick Cook struggle to draw a representative game with the NCCA. Local players who starred were Peter Musprat (64), S. Abid Ali (38), and Raju Patel (14-1-37-4). Former England Captain A.R. Lewis wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that NCCA XI provided the toughest competition of the American tour.
 
  1983 NCCA League expands to two divisions. Urmi Modi plays for U.S. in ICC Trophy Competition.
 
  1983-85 MCC participates in Annual Lucaya Cricket Tournament in Freeport, Bahamas.
 
  1984 Marin CC member, Peter Musprat, breaks the record for most runs (837) during a season. Mahendra Patel Scores the first recorded Century in the B-Division with 101 runs against Davis.
 
  1985 Redwood CC wins the League Championship and the Price Cup to become the first team to complete the "double" since Marin CC in 1982. Indoor cricket begins.
 
  1986 As part of MCC Jubilee festivities, the club hosts Vancouver CC, H.M,S. Amazon (British Naval team), Argentina Cricket Assoc., Lucaya CC, Millhill CC of England, and British Airways CC. Ladies Cricket returns after a seven-year hiatus. Marin Club's Doug Jackson is the organizer and chief dispenser of encouragement and champagne. Cricket at Candlestick Park. NCAA players demonstrate cricket for spectators before a regular season Giants game in San Francisco.
 
  1987 NCCA recaptures Raisinland Trophy for the first time in l8 years. Ozair Nana breaks record with 881 runs during a season.
 
  1988 United CC captures both League Championship and the Price Cup. NCCA retains Raisinland Trophy. Michael Miller and Ozair Nana play for US in Antigua. US defeats the Antiguan national squad. Hansot wins the B-Division convincingly and is promoted to the A-Division. Mahesh Patel of Mountain View sets a B-Division record by taking 55 wickets in a single season.
 
  1989 Visits from Queensland U., Manley Waratau of Australia, Carlton Crusaders from New Zealand, and Bournmouth C.C. from England. Inception of Cathay Pacific Cup. NCCA v. British Colombia-XI. NCCA wins trophy.
 
  1990 Marin CC wins League Championship Caribbean CC captures Price Cup, Stanford CC runners up United B wins the B-Division by one point over Santa Clara A. Santa Clara A captures Bank of India Cup Raju Patel of San Francisco breaks the record for highest individual score with a 165 against Stockton
 
  1991 Stanford CC wins League Championship