Cricket ball to celebrate 40th

Cricket ball to celebrate 40th

Past and present Roos players and their partners are invited to attend the event at Hillarys AQWA function room on April 17.

President Jimmy Skouros said the club was extremely proud to have reached the milestone.

‘It is a fantastic achievement; we look forward to celebrating and reminiscing over 40 fantastic years,’ he said.

Skouros said the club was founded in 1974 by Les Woodland, Bill Olsen, John Braid Snr and John Serich.

‘The club is based at the heart of Wanneroo, the Wanneroo Showgrounds, and in our 40 years the Roos have won more than 32 premierships,’ he said.

‘The club is travelling well and in season 2014-15 we had three sides make the semi-finals ” A, G and H grade.

‘Our A-grade side made it through to the grand final and are aiming for finals success.’

He said a few highlights that stood out over its 40-year history included the club’s first premiership in 1977-78, its 21 life members and the new clubrooms built after an arson attack in 2008.

He said they were also the only club to have a female player in a men’s competition ” Anita Weir.

‘The Wanneroo Cricket Club is a family friendly club. We are a proud club with many loyal members,’ he said.

‘A number of founding members are still playing with the Roos.

‘Over our 40 years, we have seen generations of the same family come through the ranks of junior cricket to play seniors and we look forward to carrying on this tradition as well as welcoming new players for many years to come.’

For more information about the ball to start at 6.30pm, visit wanneroo.wa.cricket.com.au.

Tickets can be bought over the Wanneroo Cricket Club bar until Saturdayor email wccroos@ gmail.com.