SHSB CC Club History

The South Hobart Sandy Bay Cricket Club was formed at a meeting held at the Travellers Rest Hotel on Thursday 20th August 1987 when members of the South Hobart Cricket Club & the Sandy Bay Cricket Club agreed to amalgamate & become members of the new club.

The Navy in the Club's colours comes from Sandy Bay while the Sky Blue comes from South Hobart.

The inaugural President of the Club was Mr Peter Murfett with Mr Kevin Wilson being the club's first Secretary.

Graeme Hodgman was appointed the Club's first coach.

The South Hobart Sandy Bay Cricket Club played it's first game at the start of the 1987/88 TCA season, following the merger of the South Hobart CC and the Sandy Bay CC.

The new Club took beautiful Queenborough Oval as it's home ground, where the Sharks continue to play today.


The Sharks have had three players play Test cricket for Australia; George Bailey, Xavier Doherty and Alex Doolan. A countless number of other players have represented Tasmania at First Class level. 


After losing a number of Semi and Grand Finals, the club finally broke through for it's maiden First Grade Premiership in 2015/16, with Second Grade also winning that year. The club then went back to back the following year, again winning both First and Second Grade Premierships. 


The club has won a number of First Grade One Day and Twenty20 Premierships, as well as a number of Second Grade, Third Grade and Under Age Premierships.