Good in­nings for a pre­mier­ship club


Canning Times - - BENTLEY/CANNINGTON -

FRIEND­SHIP has proved to be the vi­tal in­gre­di­ent as Can­ning Vale Cricket Club cel­e­brates its 20th an­niver­sary.

Started by a group of friends, the club has won three pre­mier­ships in two decades, in­clud­ing the Perth Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion third grade com­pe­ti­tion last year, which saw them pro­moted to sec­ond grade this sea­son.

Club pres­i­dent Michael Patino said the club was built on friend­ship.

“You get to play with your mates and that’s a big thing, it’s how the club started and evolved over time,” he said.

“We all started as friends and then friends of friends came down and it started a domino ef­fect.

“Our player base has grown as the sub­urb has grown and the cul­tures and back­grounds of the play­ers are re­flec­tive of the area now.”

As part of its 20th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions, the club is hold­ing a fam­ily fun day and the an­nual Cheney Cup on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19 at Can­ning Vale Oval.

Named af­ter two of the club’s found­ing brothers Craig and Glen Cheney, the cup is a Twenty20 game played be­tween the clubs’ past and present mem­bers, which Patino said was al­ways a fun day out.

“It’s al­ways a good op­por­tu­nity for past play­ers to come out and meet the newer play­ers and get to know them a bit,” he said.

The club boasts three teams, in­clud­ing sec­ond and fifth grade sides for the com­pet­i­tive play­ers and a one day side.

Patino said they were on the hunt for new mem­bers of all abil­i­ties and back­grounds.

The club trains at Can­ning Vale Oval on Tues­days and Thurs­days, from 5pm to 7.30pm, and plays each Satur­day at Can­ning Vale Oval and Clifton Park.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the web­site at www.can­ning­ or phone vice pres­i­dent Ravi Narayanan on 0423 600 266.

Can­ning Vale Cricket Club’s third grade side cel­e­brat­ing the club’s third pre­mier­ship last sea­son.

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