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McKay's Paddock

Clyde North Sport's Ground
For Clyde, competition cricket began with the formation of the Mornington County Cricket Association in October 1893. Other clubs to play in the Association included Cranbourne, Narre Warren, Pakenham, Somerville and Tooradin.Previously, matches were arranged on an invitation or challenge basis. It is believed that during one such match in 1890 played just south of the Clyde North Hall, later known as "McKay's Paddock", Clyde amassed 6/666 against a visiting Frankston team.Clyde continued to play on "McKay's Paddock" for many years

The presentation to Mrs Sarah McKay in 1932 indicates the community's appreciation of the McKay family for the use of their property for Clyde's sporting activities. Her family's stories can be found in Early Families under Richard Robins and James McKay, who gave Clyde its name.

Ridgways Paddock (1907-1970's)

Clyde Railway Township Sport's Ground
In 1907 Clyde Central Cricket club was formed. Patron Thomas Ridgway granted free use of his land close to the railway station to be used as a ground. The land selected was on the corner of Railway Road and Valetta Street
In 1920, the Cricket Club voted 8 to 3 to change its home ground to the property of Mr. Thomas Ridgway in the township near the railway station. A shed was built for storing equipment which still stands today. See the aerial map South of Clyde School

Lineham Oval (1977)

Sport's Ground for all of Clyde
By the start of season 1977/78 the Clyde Cricket Club had settled at its present site. The land for the Clyde Recreation Reserve previously known as "Iron Bark" had been in the Lineham family for 124 years before the passing of James Lineham.

The Cricket Oval bares the name "Lineham Oval".It had taken seven years of lobbying, chiefly by Don Round, for the Cranbourne Council to purchase the land for the Clyde Recreation Reserve.There was much to be done to prepare a cricket oval after the land had been made available.

The remains of an old farmhouse, a well, large pine trees and "greenies" were amongst the obstacles to be faced
Amongst those who helped clear the ground fit for cricket with the aid of earth moving contractor, Bob Hill, were Don Round, Bill Blundy, Ron Harker, Clive Pitman, Bill Campbell, Ron Collins, Merv Campbell, Russell Manks, Les McAleese and John Volders,1985

New Club Rooms (1985)

After a great deal of hard work over a number of years, the Clyde Cricket Club celebrated the Christmas of 1985 by opening its new club rooms .Much of the work, planning and fund raising can be contributed to the efforts of Peter Impey, Ian Bristow, Keith Stockdale, Ray Carter, Dave Gunther, Peter Deveney, Peter Bell and Rob Odlum.Others who helped in the construction include builder, Pat Quirke, Bill and Mark Sheriff, Shane and Steven Sparks, Mick Harmes, Daryl, Mick and Gavin McGuiness, Dave Lovie, Steve Palmer and John Grist.

Presentation to Mrs S McKay

By the residents of Clyde North and District as a slight recognition of her public spiritedness in making her property available to Public and Sporting Bodies over a period of many years. Her interest in all District Activities has been much appreciated. We wish her long life health and  prosperity.

Signed on behalf of the residents

W. Hardy
R Campbell
  Hall Committee
J C Gamble 
  School Committee
Geo Churchill 
  Football Club
P E Hardy

  Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia.

   September 29th 1932

From the Editor:
I find this this to be a work of art.
By enlarging it you can see the beautiful decorations, the careful elegant script and can appreciate the hours of patient effort to make this an excellent gift.

Donald Mckay, Sarah's husband, died in 1927. Sarah lived until 1954.

Tennis Courts

Clyde's first tennis court was located next to the Anglican Church, Clyde North over the road from the Clyde North Primary School No 118.
Later a new court was built on Thomas Ridgway's land on the corner of Railway Road and Oroya Grove,, Clyde

1. Clyde Cricket Club History
2. A Clyde History
3. Digitised Newspapers via Trove (The Argus
4. Photo -Sarah McKay Presentation Gift - Kath Soulsby
5. Editors' Personal observation