Cricket club keen to get runs on the board
KALAMUNDA Cricket Club’s committee is working hard to move the club forward and build up its senior ranks following a drop in numbers.
Secretary David Armstrong said junior cricket had always been the strength of the club and it wanted to build successful junior teams that would transition into senior cricket.
“Senior cricket is obviously a focus as well, with a new coach and a couple of senior players recruited for the coming season,” Armstrong said.
“Roshan Jurangapathy is the coach and he has played for Sri Lanka in the past.
“The reason for the changes is the loss of a number of senior players and committee members from when I first started at the club in 2010. This turnover is the reality of community organisations.”
He said the committee was also trying to overcome losses as a result of the Kostera Oval redevelopment, which cost it a full season of home games and a month of the past season.
“The committee hopes to achieve a degree of stability, an additional senior team and for both junior and senior cricket to really thrive at the new Kostera Oval,” he said.
“We are also hopeful of playing two games at the facility in the medium term.”
Armstrong said the club had been promoted to second-grade Suburban Turf and fifth-grade Premiership from last season.
He said the success enjoyed by all three sides last season was a morale-booster after the season away from home.
The club currently has three senior teams and hopes to add a fourth in the long term.
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Kalamunda’s sixth-grade side were the 2016/17 champions.