The cricket club was formed in 1974 and the first senior team played in the Western Suburbs Cricket Association in the 1974/75 season. The first junior team played in the Western Suburbs Cricket Association in the 1982/83 season. In the 1996/97 season, the Canterbury/Western Suburbs Cricket Association introduced a junior girls competition and a team was entered. Unfortunately, the girls competition only lasted 2 seasons. From one senior team in 1974, the club has progressed to over three senior and six junior teams from 8 year olds upwards playing in the Canterbury/Western Suburbs Cricket Association. The club introduced Kanga/have-a-go cricket for the young cricketers in the 1993/94 season and many of those players have now progressed through our Junior ranks and are now playing Seniors.
Over the years, the club has had many of its junior players represent the local Canterbury/Western Suburbs Cricket Association in the Shell Shield series, being selected in the Sydney Metropolitan, A.W.Green, Frank Gray and Poidevin-Gray Shield squads, as well as progressing to Shires and District Grade clubs.
The Club has supported many changes to grow cricket in the Inner West including the most recent stage-based formats for Juniors launched by Cricket Australia in 2017. Ashfield Cricket Club developed a 5 year Strategic Plan in 2017 with a vision:
- To be the cricket club of choice for Ashfield, Burwood and Croydon community
- To be a respected Senior and Junior Cricket Club with a top 2 ranking for player participation within the Canterbury Western Suburbs Cricket Association
More information about our Strategic Plan can be found on our website.
The club has won many competitions in both junior and senior grades.