Overseas Rugby Club and St. John’s Cricket Club are delighted to announce that they will be competing in this summers Malta Cricket League with their newly formed Overseas Cricket Club.
The cricket team has been created after a series of discussions between the rugby club and the very successful St. Johns Cricket Club, after which it was agreed to affiliate the cricket team and rename it Overseas CC.
There are a number of the rugby players who are also members of the cricket team so there was a mutual interest in bringing the two teams closer together. The two sports have always had close connections around the world, with many players involved in both..
Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports on the island with the number of league teams increasing from five to twelve in just two seasons. The game is increasingly popular amongst young children on the island and it is expected to continue to expand in the time ahead.
When the original Overseas club was founded in 1946 it soon established a successful cricket team which played here for many years, usually against visiting teams. On one occasion it was said that an Australian gentleman by the name of Don Bradman played for the team on a visit to the island. For any cricket team in the world this would have been a great honour and we remain very proud of this piece of our history.
Further details are available here – https://www.facebook.com/overseascricketclubmalta/
We invite anyone from our rugby community to join up and to come along and have an enjoyable time – you will be very welcome.