The Primary Club’s name and history is indelibly linked to cricket. A “primary” is a first ball dismissal in cricket - what is called a “golden duck” in Australia - while our Twelfth Man and Patron is Mark Taylor AO, former Australian Test Cricket Captain.
His appointment followed the passing of our former Twelfth Man, the legendary Richie Benaud OBE in April, 2015. Furthermore, our President is Australia’s voice of cricket - ABC Cricket Radio Commentator, Jim Maxwell AM - while the charity’s ambassadors include current and former Australian cricketers Pat Cummins, Alex Blackwell, Lisa Sthalekar, Ed Cowan and Shaun Marsh.
For more information about the Primary Club's glittering history, our regular tours and our annual fixtures and reports, please follow the below links:
- PRIMARY CLUB CRICKET HISTORY
- PRIMARY CLUB TOURS
- PRIMARY CLUB FIXTURES & REPORTS
The Primary Club’s Sydney squad is the most active with close to 50 games played during the season, both at weekends and midweek, but the charity’s South Australian and Victorian membership also play a very important role with their matches in Adelaide and Melbourne. Some regular seasonal highlights include our annual fixtures against the NSW Blind cricket team at Bankstown Oval (Sydney), South Australian Seniors at Chateau Tanunda (Barossa Valley), the army at Victoria Barracks (Sydney) and the Bradman Foundation at the iconic Bradman Oval (Bowral).