The Collingwood Cricket Club was founded in 1906/07, alongside the formation of District Cricket in Melbourne. There was much co-operation with the football club; the Collingwood Football Club president of the time, William Beazley, also took the reins of the cricket club.
Jack Ryder, then 18 years of age, made his 1st XI debut in the latter half of that first season, and went on to become arguably the most decorated District cricketer in history. The Jack Ryder Medal has long been bestowed upon the best player in Premier Cricket each season.
The first ever Collingwood CC Annual Report can be found here.
The Collingwood Cricket Club won the following Premierships:
J.A. Seitz Club Championship
1953/54, 1974/75, 1988/89
1912/13, 1970/71, 1974/75, 1987/88
1971/72, 1974/75, 1982/83, 1986/87, 1990/91
1955/56, 1970/71, 1977/78
Collingwood Cricket Club Team of the Century
Jack Ryder (C)
Keith Stackpole Jnr.
Keith Stackpole Snr.
Bill Baker +
Ken Smith (12th man)