History of the club

Kissing Point Cricket Club first joined the Hornsby,Ku-ring-gai & Hill District Cricket Association during the 1961/62 season as a junior club before entering its first senior sides in the summer of 1965/66.

2021/2022 season marked the club's 60th year.

Turramurra Cricket Club

North Turramurra Cricket Club first entered teams in the 1948/49 senior competition of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Cricket Association. It entered 9 senior teams up until the 1956/57 season, after which it was disbanded. The clubs was then reformed for the 1972/73 season, entering both junior & senior teams.

In 1990/91, North Turramurra Cricket Club merged their playing operations with Kissing Point Cricket Club to form "Turramurra Cricket Club", registered with Kissing Point Sports Club and playing with a red, white and black cap.

The Junior Club in 1996/97 reverted back to the name of Kissing Point Cricket Club and the Senior Club followed suit in 2001/02.

Important dates and events

Some important dates and events in the club's history, source from "Kissing Point Sports Club – A History" - John Orlovich. An excerpt:

Phillip Sheppard and Murray Barnes.

In the mid 1960s George Sheppard constructed a half-length concrete cricket pitch in the bush near his home in Kissing Point Road so that his sons could practice and hone their cricket skills. Phillip Sheppard and Murray Barnes often practiced together;

Phillip emulating his father by bowling quick pace balls at Murray who practiced protecting his wicket.

Murray recalled that his batting skills were improved out of sight by this intense practice of facing up to Phillip’s fast enthusiastic bowling such that Murray developed into a very successful batsman and Phillip, an outstanding fast bowler.
At the end of the 1968/69 season when he was fifteen, Murray Barnes gave up playing cricket with Kissing Point to concentrate on his soccer career, in which he ultimately captained Australia.

Some more dates taken from Kissing Point Sports Clubs history.


George Sheppard and Bob Blyton creates and enters four teams (U14, U12, 2x U10s) in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Cricket Association competitions.

George Sheppard was an ex First Grade cricketer, playing for Gordon, Mosman and Petersham-Marrickville Cricket Clubs, who lived on Kissing Point Road.


U10A wins the competition going through the season undefeated.


Senior cricket begins and the first U16 premiership


The Club wins the Association Junior Club Championship

The rest of the 70s saw our first A1 grade team entering the compeition and many junior premierships.


The B1 team are the the club's first ever senior premiership winning team.


No Junior Premierships were won during this decade and the clubs suffers from a lack of players.

The U/14s in 1981/82 were Division A Minor Premiers but were defeated by Division B Minor Premiers in the final. In 1984/85, the U/11s won Division B but were defeated by Berowra, the winners of Division A, in the final.

Kissing Point A Grade Cricket are Premiers for season 1983/84


Due to a lack of players, the clubs amalgamates with North Turramurra Cricket Club who were also short of players. The combined clubs was known as Turramurra CC and played with a red, white and black cap.

The merger was considered to be successful as both junior and senior team numbers increased and a team coached by Marty Van Rhoon won the U/12 Premiership in 1991/92, the first Junior Premiership win for over ten years.


Kanga Cricket is introduced for 5 to 8 year olds.

The 90s

In 1995/96, the U/14’s and U/12’s won Premierships, the U/12 defeating the minor premiers in the final. The Junior Club in 1996/97 reverted back to the name of Kissing Point from Turramurra and another Premiership win was recorded by the U/15s in 1998/99 as well as the Super Eights Competition.

The first Scott Roberts Memorial Shield, for Club Champion and in memory of Scott Roberts, was presented in 1996/7 to David Mayo.

1997/98 - Turramurra A Grade are premiers, come 2nd in the following season and are premiers in 1999/2000.


In 2001/02 the senior club reverts back to the name Kissing Point Cricket Club, after the juniors had done so in 96/97.

Multiple premierships are won by A1, B2, C3 and D Grade teams in this decade.


An inaugural Kissing Point Club Twenty 20 cricket match took place at Auluba Oval on Friday evening December 21, 2007 when two teams (The Players and The Gentlemen) of current Kissing Point players met before a crowd of around 100 people including families and children. Orange balls, coloured shirts, tri-coloured stumps and a fielding restriction circle for the players, together with a band and a fireworks display created a carnival atmosphere. An enjoyable evening was had by all which was a credit to the organisers.


The clubs enters the largest number of teams in the competition (8) ever. The club is reinstated into A Grade after a 2 season absence and finds it tough going as the rebuild a team.

Sunday One-Day Competition is added, Kissing Point wins the comp.


The Club’s 50th season of cricket was celebrated at Auluba Oval on the 20 th February 2011. Cricket President Kieran Canavan welcomed Ku-ring-gai Mayor Ian Cross and about 100 spectators and related how George Sheppard, an ex first grade cricketer, started the Club’s first cricket teams in 1961/62. An U/12 and U/13 Kissing Point team played each other in the morning followed by Kissing Point seniors playing Berowra seniors in the afternoon.

2010/11 was the most successful season in recent memory with four senior teams making the grand finals. B1, C3 and D2 grade teams were minor premiers and D1 grade won through to the grand final from 4th place. D1 and D3 grade teams were the ultimate grand final winners.

Twenty/20 early season competitions were introduced by HK&HDCA in 2010/11 and Kissing Point entered a team in D grade winning the grand final.