Sustained success for West Coffs

WHEN the Catholic Club asked if they could sponsor the Jetty Cricket Club in 1982 few could’ve predicted the on-field success that such a move would create.

The Jetty club would change their name to West Coffs to more closely represent the area that their social base represented and 20 years of victories was created.

From 1985/86 the club played in 14 first grade grand finals in the space of 20 years for seven premiership titles. This included a run of six straight grand finals from 1994/95 to 1999/2000 which is only one short of the record held by Bucca.

No doubt the most enjoyable summer at the Catholic Club (now Club Coffs) was in 1991/92 when the club the major premiership in first second and third grade (the first grade title was won jointly with Diggers Ex-Services).

The next year West Coffs won again in first grade under the leadership of Jim Oldman.

Batting first at Brelsford Park, West Coffs made 7 for 179 and Diggers Ex-Services 8 for 84 in reply thanks to Glen Fenton taking 6 for 28 before rain intervened.

That team included a much younger Ken Robinson who is currently serving his eighth year as CHDCA president.

 

MOST CONSECUTIVE GRAND FINALS

7 -- Bucca -- 64/65 to 70/71
6 -- West Coffs -- 94/95 to 99/00
5 -- Orara -- 79/80 to 83/84
5** -- Sawtell -- 04/05 to 08/09



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