During the first ten seasons of the return to club cricket (1956-66) Northern Districts Club again had considerable success.
In first grade the Club won four premierships – 1958-59; 1959-60; 1961-62; and 1962-63. In another season 1957-58 the first grade finished 15 points ahead of Western Suburbs but the Association in a somewhat unusual decision ruled that the winner of the final should be classified as the season’s premiers. This turned out to be Western.
Finals which had been abandoned for first grade after 1952-53 were re-introduced in 1957-58. In a remarkable record Northern Districts’ first grade contested every final from 1957-66, winning four of them in succession from 1960-64. For the most part the pattern was for the premiers to be defeated in the final, but in 1961-62 and 1962-63 the Club managed to complete the double by winning the premiership and final.
The Club only won one second grade premiership during this period – in 1961-62 – but it did notch up its first third grade premiership in the history of the Club. This was in 1964-65 when the team was captained by veteran, Ken Smith, a former first grade opening batsman who made a very successful comeback for a few seasons in the sixties. Much of the team’s success was due to Ken who scored 627 runs and to left arm spinner, Paul Moore, who took 73 wickets, including 50 before Christmas. Norm Mudd, the former “demon” first grade bowler was also a member of this team and took 35 wickets.
The Club won four consecutive Club Championships from 1958-62 while the next four were won by Eastern Suburbs. The effort of Northern in winning these was particularly meritorious in that for three of the seasons the Club only had two teams and had to compete against other clubs with three teams.