Although St Bernards Old Collegians Cricket Club was not officially inaugurated until September 3 1969, cricketers played under the name in season 1968/69.
The inspiration of Peter Mitchell and the wishes of a few St Bernard's footballers to have a game of cricket together during the summer saw a team entered in the CYMS competition. Although the finer details of the first season are somewhat sketchy, there were some notable performances by individuals during the clubs first year.
John Tobin and Brian Dillon not only scored the first centuries for the club but also established a quite formidable third wicket partnership of 164 against Northcote B. Notable bowling performances were Gary Arnott who took 7/34 against Collingwood, Bob Dunne who captured 5/8 against North Essendon and John Eddy who took 5/44 against Flemington.