At Cricket Southern Bayside we are about providing access to cricket in anyway you wish to be involved. Play (indoor or out), umpire, volunteer, coach, score, female, male. There's a place and a way for you to be involved the way you want to be involved.
It's cricket your way.
Formed in 2016, Cricket Southern Bayside (CSB) was created with the agreement of 23 clubs wanting to adapt to sport’s changing landscape. Whilst deeply respecting the traditions of our great game, CSB goes further than being just a hub for competition administration. Its purpose is to increase participation and improved retention of players, umpires and volunteers in the game of cricket in the region by putting them at the centre of everything we do, whilst providing a unified voice to local government to maintain the position of the game in the community.
Created with a vision of delivering something fresh and innovative, clubs were surveyed and clearly stated they were tired of the status quo. They wanted to thrive and be engaged. As a vital part of the cricket community they requested:
- Streamlined and improved communication
- Stronger, more agile governance
- Appropriate competitions and formats
- Flexible and fair fixturing
- Clubs to be financially viable
As our way of life has changed, people and families are limited in the time that they can commit to organised sport. To address these challenges and the requests from the cricket community CSB is focused on delivering for men, women and children localised competitions and programs that will reduce travel times, access varying formats and promote improved social revenue through greater participation.
In May 2018 CSB signed a Heads of Agreement with the South East Cricket Association and the Inner South East Cricket Association (inclusive of the All Girls Cricket Competition) to develop a Deed of Transition to bring the associations together over a three-year period. This would bring all parties together under the one umbrella organisation in line with Cricket Victoria's Melbourne Metropolitan Cricket Strategy.