25 September 2020
After winning the local Premiership last season, Bullsbrook Cricket Club is aiming to go from strength to strength, with a new T20 team on the cards for 2021 and plans for its first Back to Bullsbrook Day early next year.
The grassroots local club, which re-formed in 2013 after a 10-year absence from competition, is well-loved for its family-friendly vibe, sense of fun and supportive environment.
While many of the players live in or around Bullsbrook, some travel from as far afield as Moora to play.
“The vibe is having lots of laughs, with mainly family coming along to our home games,” says club president James Delaney.
“Our philosophy is to enjoy the game, each other’s company and support one another on and off the field.
“We want to offer people an outlet to play sport, bond with each other and make friendships that last a lifetime. This extends to the partners of the players too,” James says.
With growing interest in submitting a T20 team for people who are time-poor on the weekends, there are plenty of opportunities for new members to sign up for the coming season.
“New members are more than welcome,” James says. “To submit a second team, we’d require 15-20 players for T20, in addition to the 15-20 players for the one-day side currently.”
Although currently a senior team, a junior pathway is being developed over the next two to three years as the local community grows.
The club is also hoping its first Back to Bullsbrook Day in February will encourage past players, volunteers and officials, along with the greater Bullsbrook community and their families, to reconnect with Bullsbrook Cricket Club.
“We thank our fantastic sponsors at Kingsford for jumping on board and supporting the community,” James says. “With the support of Okeland Communities and Kingsford we can grow our club as they grow our community.”
Bullsbrook Cricket Club trains at Pickett Park at 4.30pm on Thursdays. To find out more, phone James on 0427 751 777.