History of the Lake View Cricket Club

The Lake View Cricket Club originated from a team known as Ivanhoe (first formed in 1902) and was made up of predominantly men who worked on the mines.

The team started the 1933-1934 season in the Mines & City Cricket Association on the 30th September 1933 known as Ivanhoe Cricket Club. On the 04th November 1933 the Lake View and Star name was officially listed for the first time to play in a Saturday competition on concrete wickets opposed to the Foundry Cricket Club on the Foundry Ground, Lake View winning by 31 runs.

 

Maurie Wearne holds the honour of being the first Captain of the Club. Maurie provided a magnificent role model for the fledgling club and his work both on and off the field was rewarded with a life membership.​

By the time the 1936-1937 season commenced, Lake View and Star Cricket Club were competing in the Eastern Goldfields Saturday Turf Cricket Association with their first match played on the Kalgoorlie Oval (now Sir Richard Moore) against the Banks Cricket Club, Lake View winning by 59 runs. Lake View & Star remained in this association (with a 2 year hiatus during ww2, not being involved in 1943-1944 & 1944-1945 seasons) until the EGSTCA merged with the Goldfields Cricket Association in 1951-1952 to form the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association (EGCA representative colours are Blue & Gold, the Blue came from the Saturday Turf Association & Gold from the GCA whose colours were Green & Gold ) the 1951-1952 was the clubs last season in the Saturday competition.

 

The club had entered a B grade side in the GCA in the 1947-1948 season & they played their first match against Kalgoorlie Cricket Club on the 2nd November 1947 on the Kalgoorlie Oval east wicket, whilst they lost this opening match the side went on to claim the premiership in the deciding match against Hannans.

In 1952-1953 the club nominated successfully to enter a team into the EGCA A grade competition which. At the same time the South West Boulder Cricket Club folded & decided to amalgamate with the Lake View Club, playing their first A Grade match in the EGCA on Sunday 09th November 1952 against Hannans at Boulder Oval (now Digger Daws) on the north wicket, Roy Mitchell captaining the side to a first up win. The side made the grand final in their first season opposed to Hannans in March 1953, Hannans being named premiers on this occasion.