Lesmurdie Mazenod Cricket Club to benefit from new training nets to be installed at Ray Owen Reserve


Senior and junior cricketers at the Lesmurdie Mazenod club will benefit from the new training nets. Picture: David Baylis          d457941
Senior and junior cricketers at the Lesmurdie Mazenod club will benefit from the new training nets. Picture: David Baylis         d457941

LESMURDIE Mazenod Cricket Club is set to receive a boost ahead of the forthcoming season, with two new training nets to be installed at Ray Owen Reserve.

With its feeder club, the Lesmurdie Mazenod Junior Cricket Club, using the training facilities, strong numbers have resulted in overcrowding in recent seasons.

When combined, the senior and junior clubs account for more than 250 playing members across almost 20 teams in two associations.

The Shire of Kalamunda will contribute $14,000 to the $28,000 project, with the senior and junior clubs to contribute $7000 each.

Shire President Andrew Waddell said Ray Owen was one of the shire’s premier sporting reserves and he looked forward to seeing the new nets in use by both the senior and junior teams.

Senior club president Nicholas Daxter welcomed the funding on behalf of both clubs.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Shire of Kalamunda for their ongoing support of our local clubs as we continue to grow,” Mr Daxter said.

“The nets will be used by our club every night of the week during the season which will allow training to be more productive and cater for our growing numbers.”

Warden Constructions are donating the materials and labour for the nets, which are expected to be completed by September 2016, in time for the new 2016-17 season.