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History

North Sydney District Cricket Club was founded in 1858. Initially the Bears played clubs such as Callan Park. North Sydney joined the Sydney Grade Cricket (now NSW Premier Cricket) Competition as a founding member in 1893. This makes the Bears one of the oldest elite clubs in Sydney.

The club's home ground is the famous North Sydney Oval where it has remained since its inception. The club also play at Bon Andrews, adjacent to North Sydney Oval in St Leonards Park, and the picturesque Tunks Park in Northbridge.

The Bears have won five first grade premierships, 11 second grade cups, 9 third grade titles, and one each in fifth grade, Poidevin Gray (u21s) and AW Green Shield (U16s). In the 1980s and 1990s, a powerful North Sydney side captured four limited-overs titles from six. That strength in the short form of the game continued in 2012/13 with the club claiming it's fifth one day premiership.

The list of first class and test players to have plied their trade at North Sydney DCC is lengthy and includes Sir Donald Bradman, Bill O'Reilly, Keith Miller, Stan McCabe, Stuart MacGill, Trevor Chappell, Doug Walters, Sid Barnes, Charles Macartney, Kerry O'Keeffe, Phil Marks, Scott Hookey, Nic Bills, Daniel Hughes, Jay Lenton and Jason Krejza. The club is also home to O'Reilly and Michael Bevan medallist, Rob Aitken.