Success did not immediately follow the amalgamation. In fact in the first season after amalgamation in 1987-88; out of seven teams entered by Northern Suburbs only one team; third grade; made the semi finals. The three teams entered in the club section fared particularly badly, finishing either last or second last.
However, the picture soon brightened and the new club was to enjoy what might be described as “vintage seasons” during the period up to 1997.
One of these was 1988-89 when the club won the Club Championship, together with the Minor Premierships in first, second and third grades. The club also won the Jim Watson Memorial Shield for the district club amassing the most Player of the Year points.
Another top season was in 1990-91 when the club took advantage of the Associations introduction of a fourth and fifth grade to enter five teams in the District Competition. The Club again won the Club Championship, the minor and major premierships in second and third grades, and the minor premiership in fifth grade. In addition the fourth grade were Finalists and the Club reached the final of the Prudential Cup competition.
1996-97 was also a memorable season with the Club almost “scooping the pool” in District cricket. The Club won the Club Championship and minor premierships in first, second and fifth grades. All five teams played in the finals with the first, second and fourth grades emerging as major premiers.