Who Are The Cynics?

The Sydney Uni Baseball Club was established in 1904, making it one of the oldest and most traditional clubs in Australia.

We are part of Sydney University Sport and Fitness, which dates back to 1852 and has produced more Australian representatives and won more major competitions than any other club in the country.

'Cynics' were a group of ancient Greek philosophers who believed that 'virtue is the only good and that the only means of achieving it is self-control'. They would never retreat from society, and would live in the full glare of the public's gaze and would be quite indifferent in the face of any insults which might result from their unconventional behaviour. This, accompanied with with academic history of the club, proves to be a fitting title.


Sydney University Baseball Club offers unique opportunities that are unavailable at the majority of other clubs in Sydney.

Current and prospective Syndey University Students who play baseball for Sydney Uni Baseball Club will be assisted in their application for Elite Athlete Scholarships.

Ron Rushbrooke Fund

The Fund originated as a bequest from the estate of alumnus Mr Ron Rushbrooke in 2004, the Club's centenary year. Its vision is to ensure the perpetual viability of baseball at Sydney University.

The aim is to raise the capital of the Fund to a level where the annual income generated will finance the Ron Rushbrooke undergraduate baseball scholarship in perpetuity.

We strongly urge all past players and alumni who have enjoyed and benefited from their time at the Club to contribute. What better way to give something back to the Club and the University than to ensure that future generations enjoy the same richness of opportunity. Furthermore, all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.