Good in­nings

Joondalup Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

Joon­dalup Kin­ross Cricket Club is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary with a fam­ily fun day.

JOON­DALUP Kin­ross Cricket Club is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary with a fam­ily fun day.

The event at Win­der­mere Park in Joon­dalup from 1pm to 5pm this Sun­day will fea­ture games played by the ju­nior, girls and in­te­grated teams, the Perth Scorchers ac­tiv­ity bus, pet­ting zoo, bouncy cas­tle, face paint­ing and food trucks.

Founded in 1994 by Rod Sut­cliffe and Mark Boag, the club fielded just one se­nior team in the Wan­neroo Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion (now know as the North Sub­ur­ban Com­mu­nity Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion).

In 1995 a ju­nior di­vi­sion was es­tab­lished, with the club field­ing an un­der-9s side, and it in­creased its se­nior di­vi­sion to two teams.

The club then won its first pre­mier­ship in the 1995-96 sea­son.

“From there, the se­nior and ju­nior di­vi­sions kept get­ting big­ger,” so­cial co­or­di­na­tor Brett Sut­cliffe said.

“Dur­ing the 2007-08 sea­son the club, along with Joon­dalup Kin­ross Ju­nior Foot­ball Club, held mul­ti­ple fundrais­ers for ex­ten­sions and up­grades to the clu­b­rooms at Win­der­mere Park to ac­com­mo­date this.

“We also started a Cricket Champs pro­gram in 2011, which en­cour­ages kids of all ages with dis­abil­i­ties to play cricket. This pro­gram is still on­go­ing on Fri­day nights and is a path­way into the In­te­grated League, which en­cour­ages men and women with dis­abil­i­ties to play cricket.”

In the 2015-16 sea­son, the club won its first A grade pre­mier­ship, which was backed up in 2016-17 and again in 2017-18. It is now aim­ing for four in a row.

Joon­dalup Kin­ross Cricket Club cur­rently has five se­nior teams, 16 ju­nior teams and one In­te­grated team.

Back: Dy­lan Rasheed, club co-founder Rod Sut­cliffe, Mar­tin Davis and Keenan McMa­hon. Front: Club pres­i­dent John Avenell, Mar­cus Tenni and Brett Sut­cliffe.

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