A QUARTET of Perth Postels Cricket Club cricketers, who have played about 800 games between them, are calling on former members to join a reunion event.
Postmaster General’s Department (PMG) employees started playing against other businesses in the City of Perth in 1891, before its official foundation in 1900-01 as the Perth Mercantile Cricket Association.
After several name changes, the club became the Perth Postels in the 1979-80 season before merging with Bayswater to form the Bayswater Postels in 1996-97.
The Postels, which had won 29 premierships, played at Wellington Reserve, Lake Monger, Carlisle Reserve, Halem Park, Fraser Park, Middleton Park, Ascot, De Lacy Reserve and Hillcrest Reserve.
Former players Michael Maher, Denis Vause, Kevin Weston and Glen England will be taking part in a reunion function at the Mt Lawley District Cricket Club at Breckler Park in Dianella on February 11 from noon to 6pm.
Maher, who also played for Bayswater-Postels, said he played 336 games and was the highest game player.
“We are inviting former members and their partners are welcome,” he said.
“It is all about the fact that the few of us keep in touch and we find after all these years, we still get along really well and have nice lunches and get togethers.
“During that time, we discussed it’ll be nice to get everyone together again.”
Maher said he had great memories of camaraderie and celebrations during his Postels days.
“Even here (Hillcrest), I remember coming out the front on a hot night – the same as previous places we have played at, where you get together as a group and you’re talking about cricket,” he said.
“It was the fact that it was a city-based club so everyone came from everywhere who worked at the post office.”
Former secretary David Pearson said the event would be the first reunion since the 1980s.
For more information, contact Michael Maher on 0407 385 481.