Midland-Guildford raises funds for junior cricket

Western Warrior Cameron Bancroft with Graeme Higgins’ winning raffle ticket
Western Warrior Cameron Bancroft with Graeme Higgins’ winning raffle ticket

MIDLAND-Guildford Cricket Club is dynamic on the field, and now it has proven to be off the field too.

The club raised the second highest amount of money out of 76 clubs across the state in the 2016 Toyota Good for Cricket Raffle.

Roleystone Karragullen pulled together a whopping $14,000 to be the highest selling club in WA for the second year in a row, as well as the number one in Australia.

The Toyota Good for Cricket Raffle was launched in WA last year, with 49 clubs from around the state participating to raise a debut total of $78,000.

In 2016, another 29 clubs jumped on board and WA’s grand total reached $150,000 and saw it take out first place over Victoria and New South Wales.

Sorrento resident Graeme Higgins was the lucky winner of the raffle’s major prize, a new Toyota Camry Atara.

Six other winners also scored memorabilia for the clubhouse, including signed Australian cricket team shirts and bats.

WACA general manager game development David Clear said by helping clubs and their communities, the raffle would help inspire the next generation of young players.

“WACA shares a passion for growing the game from the grassroots up,” he said.

“Local cricket clubs are the lifeblood of communities right around WA, and the Good for Cricket Raffle is giving them another way to raise money to improve facilities and introduce more new participants to our great game.

“This creates better clubs, healthier communities and makes the competition stronger at every level.”