A special thank you to Tim Allan for very kindly providing us with this incredible photo from the Spartan archives, which has quite a bit of history attached to it!
The photo, of the Spartan Cricket Club, as we were then known, was taken at the end of the 1931/1932 season, a year in which the Club finished as runners-up to South Fremantle.
At the time, the Spartans composed only the solitary side, one of eight to make up the Fremantle and Districts Mercantile Cricket Association.
The Spartans reached the finals for their second consecutive year, in only their second season overall in this association. As is particularly well known, up until October 17th 1929, the Spartans were part of the Churches Association.
Amazingly, the 1931/32 season saw the Spartans amass an incredible 6 declared for 350 (with four of the batsmen retiring and Ken Clifton top scoring with 110), before routing the opposition, Essandee, for just 29! (Ritchie Hickmott capturing 8 for 14).
However, perhaps the most memorable part of this season was our non-victory in the grand final.