HOME OF THE MIGHTY BURRAS!
At the Mount Barker Cricket Club, we are all about fun, culture and competitive sports. We train our teams to reach their highest potential and to always have a great time whenever we play. A veteran of the Adelaide Hills sporting community, we have been around since 1886 and are not planning on going anywhere.
See how you can become part of our Burras Family!
ABOUT THE BURRAS
The Mount Barker Cricket Club was initially formed in 1872 by local lawyer, Louis von Doussa. It was then later established in 1886 and has been highly successful since this date.
In the 1922/23 season, Mount Barker joined the newly-formed Hills Cricket Association (HCA). The club went on to win five premierships in a row between 1926/27 and 1931/32. The 1931/32 season saw the introduction of the Eastern Hills CA and Mount Barker entering a B team in the competition for the first three seasons.
Mount Barker withdrew from the HCA and EHCA in 1934/35 to form its own association. Initially, there were only four teams in the Mount Barker District Cricket Association (MtBDCA). That being, three from Mt Barker, the Blues, Whites and Methodists, and one from Wistow.
1970/71 saw the Reds, Whites and Blues no longer exist as separate entities and Mt Barker was once again a single cricket club. Some 13 years later, in 1983/84, Mt Barker joined the Alexandra & Eastern Hills Cricket Association, winning 4 A Grade Premierships to date.
After a long stint without fielding an A Grade side, the mighty Burras have rejoined the top level of competition.
Growth and expansion within the Mount Barker district is expected to continue at a rapid rate and will offer opportunities to grow and develop the club. The committee strive to build a club which is a dominant force in the Adelaide Hills district and one players are eager to join.
In the 2020-21 season, Mount Barker will offer cricketing opportunities for all ages, from 5 years up to and including seniors. This includes Woolworths Cricket Blast for ages 5 to 7, U10's, U12's, U14's and U16's in junior cricket and C Grade, B Grade and of course A Grade in the seniors.
“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs”