Merton Cricket Club is accepted into Seymour league for 2015/16
MERTON Cricket Club has finally found a new league.
At a meeting on Monday night the club was accepted unanimously into the Seymour league for the 2015/16 season.
The decision ends the limbo following the disbandment of i t s f ormer league, and its unsuccessful attempts to join Shepparton and Wangaratta associations.
The club will field a team in Seymour’s B Grade competition along with Eastern Hill, Broadford, Kilmore, Avenel, Seymour, Nagambie, Tallarook, Puckapunyal, Royals, Pyalong and Alexandra.
“All these clubs have turf wickets, which is something we will have to look at down the track,” club president Bernie Cummins had told members during the club’s annual general meeting last week.
“All the games will be one dayers.
“We have retained many players but we will need a large number for the season.”
Maybe due to the con- cerns in the club, a large number of 24 members turned up last week’s meeting.
Mr Cummins reported on the past year which was one of success - the club having won t he Trewin Shield.
He said the club is also financially sound.
Election of office bearers saw Mr Cummins returned as president, Max Bransden (vice-president), Eavis Cummins (treasurer) and Ross McKinnon (secretary).