Thursday, 3 December 2020

Cranbourne District State Schools Sports days

These are photos of two winning sports teams from Cranbourne State School, No. 2068.

Cranbourne State School, Basketball Premiers 1926

In 1926 the Cranbourne A team won the district schools championship basketball competition. Basketball, the game that was played, is called netball today. The teams came from Clyde, Clyde North, Cranbourne A and Cranbourne Z. Cranbourne State school was a much larger school than the other two. The final took place on Friday August 13, 1926 and Cranbourne A defeated Cranbourne Z for the pennant. The pennant was funded by a social at the Shire Hall and it was presented by the member for Dandenong, Frank Groves, M.L.A.

Report of the semi-final of the school basketball competition.
South Bourke & Mornington Journal August 5, 1926

Report of the basketball  final and presentation

The next year the boys won the Cricket Cup. In September 1927, the Cranbourne District State Schools held their annual combined Sports day and Cranbourne won the Cricket Cup. There were six teams - Cranbourne A, Cranbourne Z, Clyde, Clyde North, Lyndhurst and Devon Meadows. The school with the most points was Clyde and Clyde North girls won the district cup for basketball.

Cranbourne State School, Cricket Premiers 1927

Report of the Cranbourne District State Schools sports day.

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