Cricket Southern Bayside (11.10.2016)
Written on the 13 October 2016
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
Last week I was delighted to be at the McKinnon Hotel in Bentleigh
Mr Finn What time did you get home?Ms CROZIER - It was a fantastic establishment, but more importantly I was attending the launch of Cricket Southern Bayside, which is a brand-new competition in the south-eastern regions of Melbourne. It is going to provide the opportunity for hundreds of cricket players right across the board to be involved in this exciting new competition. There are 23 foundation clubs across the south-eastern suburbs who will be involved and who have responded in a very encouraging way through their players and supporters.
The idea of having a cricket competition of this nature had been discussed at various levels for some time, but it only came to fruition a few months ago, so I would like to acknowledge those who have been involved in getting the competition up and running and it is about to commence. As I said, there has been involvement at all levels, with players, umpires, sponsors, club volunteers and supporters as well as those within Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria.Cricket Southern Bayside chair, Rod Kimmitt, the head of Cricket Southern Bayside, Warren Griffin, plus the chair of Cricket Victoria, Russell Thomas, all commented to me about the excitement and dedication of those involved in getting this new competition in the area ready for the season. Can I say not only congratulations to all of those volunteers involved but that this is a great way of getting disengaged youth involved in club activities, and it also has health and wellbeing benefits for many players. It also assists local businesses and the general community. Congratulations to all involved.