The Grimmett Club
The Grimmett Club is a coterie group for past players, volunteer and supporters of the True Blues
About the Grimmett Club
The Grimmett Club is a club run by its members for its members, and serves two primary roles:
Build our network through a formalised, inclusive club for all past players, volunteers & supporters of the Prahran Cricket Club – connecting the people & history of the club to the current playing group through various events throughout the year.
Supporting the Prahran Cricket Club in achieving its vision as 'the club of choice in Premier Cricket' by raising funds for equipment, facilities & services through membership activities.
Examples include items such as perpetual trophies, trophy cabinets, cricket equipment (i.e. new nets or resurfacing synthetic pitches), clubroom furniture & furnishings, pitch covers, and other capital works such as updating honour boards and restoring club memorabilia.
We do not exist to supply cricket balls, coaching equipment or fund the recruitment of professional players.
Although the primary objective is dedicated to the prosperity of the Prahran Cricket Club, the group also aims to assist local charities, organisations and persons within the wider club community when the means and needs arise.
About Clarrie Grimmett
Clarence “Clarrie” Victor Grimmett (December 25, 1891 – May 2, 1980) was widely considered to be one of the finest spin bowlers ever to play the game, and is credited as the pioneer of the ‘flipper’.
Born in New Zealand, he played club cricket in Wellington and made his first-class debut for Wellington at the age of 17.
In 1914, he moved to Australia and played club cricket in Sydney for 3 seasons. Marrying a Victorian woman, they moved to Melbourne – where Grimmett joined the Prahran Cricket Club. Awarded 1st XI cap #111, Grimmett's brief stay at Toorak Park (1920/21 – 1923/24) was extremely productive, claiming 228 wickets @ 12.93 – including 35 5-wicket hauls, and 10 wickets in a match an amazing five times.
Grimmett went on to play First Class cricket for Victoria, and in 1923 moved to South Australia in pursuit of a Test career for Australia. He claimed a total of 1,424 first-class wickets at 22 a piece.
Annual membership to The Grimmett Club is available to any past player, volunteer or supporter of the Prahran Cricket Club.
Our aim is to establish a broad member base comprising of past players, parents, business identities, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and notable supporters, who share a passion for Prahran Cricket Club.
Members of the The Grimmett Club will receive:
A quarterly email newsletter outlining the latest news, upcoming events, updates on any works in progress/to commence, and opportunities to get involved.
Opportunities to relive past glories through social cricket matches against other Premier Cricket clubs & various touring parties.
Opportunities to participate in a wide variety of social/networking events, such as:
Past Player Reunions
Annual Membership for the season is $50, due October 1.
Payment can be made via EFT to the following bank account:
Prahran Cricket Club (Grimmett Club)
ACC: 16810 9239
Please ensure you include your name in the description.
If you have any questions, or would like to get involved, please contact us at email@example.com.
Grimmett Club Strategic Plan
To provide a structured, inclusive club for all past players, volunteers & supporters of the Prahran Cricket Club.
To establish a broad member base comprising of past players, parents, coaches, volunteers & notable supporters who share a passion for Prahran Cricket Club.
To build a meaningful connection between the past & present – connecting the rich history of the Prahran Cricket Club to the current playing group.
To provide opportunities for Grimmett Club members to meet, network, reminisce, and participate in activities that support both our own ambitions & the Prahran Cricket Club.
To build a sustainable communications & revenue stream to support our goals.
As a club for all, we strive to include, support and encourage everyone equally.
A club run by its members for the benefit of its members, we strive to create an environment that is fun and enjoyable by creating opportunities for our members to connect & engage.
Create life-long membership by establishing an environment for past players & supporters to relive past glories while building a stronger connection with the current playing group.
Proud of our history and creating our own. Draw on the history of our club to inspire, engage, and build a meaningful connection with all people associated with the Prahran Cricket Club.
Establishing and maintaining a meaningful connection with all past players, volunteers & supporters of the Prahran Cricket Club.
Building mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders – including our members, volunteers, supporters, sponsors, and the Prahran Cricket Club.
Establishing a robust project & event schedule that ensures the ongoing involvement and contribution of the Grimmett Club – delivering tangible outcomes for all stakeholders.
In order to support our ambitions, we will build sustainable revenue streams and invest wisely in projects and activities that support our objectives.