B grade cricketers set sights on premiership after last season miss
EUROA cricketers have set their sights on a grand final clash again for the upcoming season for its B grade in particular.
Club committee member Glen Coridas said on Monday that although the B graders made the grand final – and unfortunately were beaten on the day – they have already set their goal as finishing on top this season.
“And our aim is for the B graders to be consistent enough to make it up to A grade eventually,” Coridas said.
Coridas said the club is set to field three teams again this year B, C and D grades as well as juniors in the under 16s, 14s, 12s and the Milo Cricket competition.
Although the season officially starts this Saturday with the two of first matches being played away and one at home, final players lists have not be set.
“It’s always a case of wait until the footy season wraps up before you know who will definitely join the teams,” Coridas said.
“This season the E grade team has moved up to D grade and coaches and committee are hoping that if the B graders do well again this year we can move up to A grade in the near future.”
The greatest challenge for this season will the Central Park St Brendan’s as they won the grand final in B grade against the home side.
“But all three teams made it to the finals last year with E graders being knocked out in the first preliminary final,” he said.
Currently under renovation, are the pitches at Memorial Oval with new turf being laid which should give cricketers great fields to play on by midNovember.
“The pitches could not be worked on until the football season finished and were then scarified, seeded and fertilised,” he said.
“When re- grassed theu should giving the club three fully renovated pitches for the remainder of the season.”
WORK COMMENCES: Renovation earthworks have commenced on the cricket pitches at the Memorial Reserve and should be playable by mid-November.