Thief strikes during women’s T20 cricket final at Lilac Hill

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A SNEAKY thief stole valuables in broad daylight as female cricketers competed in a WACA premiership game at Lilac Hill on Sunday.

Midland-Guildford Cricket Club treasurer Dick Hutchison said a car key, mobile phone and wallets were among the players’ possessions snatched sometime between play and presentations at the Women’s T20 Final between Midland-Guildford and Melville.

He wrote to the City of Swan on Monday appealing for a proposed upgrade to the 36-year-old facility to be brought forward.

“We’ve been in negotiations with the City for some months to install CCTV in addition to the existing security measures,” he said.

Swan chief executive Mike Foley said the West Swan project was at the design phase and construction would begin early next year ‘subject to funding’.

“The City has recognised the need for improved security at the facility and is working closely with the Midland-Guildford Cricket Club to provide CCTV coverage and improved intruder detection,” he said.

“This work will be completed by the end of June 2018.”

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