Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Southerners have finally secured a ground

Craig's fledgling cricket team in the Mid-Week Cricket Association, the Southerners have finally got a home. The Ian Johnson Oval (also known as Marlee's Oval) next to the St Kilda Park primary school at the bottom end of Albert Park Lake will be their home ground.
It has been a suprisingly hard thing to achieve, getting an oval to play on. What with political wranglings between clubs and councils, snobbish attitudes towards anything but first class cricket teams, and water restrictions have all contributed to the last minute scramble to secure a ground. But alas, now the Southerners can start the process of establishment: getting players, acquiring equipment, setting up websites, embroidering baggy caps... all this with the first match on November 15th.