Badge - Mayne Locomotive Cricket Club

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Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A gold badge with cricket wickets and two bats crossed on the front. The badge is bordered by a white band in the shape of a 'Q'. There is a vertical pin on the back of the badge.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil railway badge
Measurements
H25 x W18 x D6mm
Media/Materials description
Metal
Signature/Marks
MAYNE LOCO CRICKET CLUB
WALLACE \ BISHOP \ BRISBANE
History and use
This badge was worn by a member of the Mayne Locomotive Cricket Club (MLCC). The club was founded in the 1930s and played games against other Brisbane work place teams in midweek competitions. Other local teams in this era included, Queensland Turf Club, Electric Telegraph Office, Courier (from the Brisbane Courier newspaper), Bread Carters’, Reel Cabs, Ryan Brothers, Firemen and Blue & White Cabs.

In 1935, the MLCC, known as ‘Mayne Locos’ played in the Queensland Cricket Association, Warehouse Division of the midweek competition. Warehouse Cricket matches between Brisbane workplace teams have been ongoing since the 1920s.

The man who owned this badge was Gilbert Henry Johnstone, a locomotive driver, and later an inspector based at the Mayne Locomotive Depot in Brisbane. Johnstone has involved in the MLCC and was involved with cricket and rugby league with the Queensland Railway Institute. He was also elected to the Queensland Railway Institute Council for three terms; 1957-1959, 1966-1969 and 1969-1972.
Registration number
R6929

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