Members of Yarrabilba Cricket Association’s Executive Committee were lucky enough to be given a tour of the facilities of Queensland Premier cricket powerhouse Redlands Cricket earlier this week.
The Redlands Tigers turn 25 this year, but the foundations of the club can go back over 100-years within Brisbane and Queensland Premier Cricket circles. Over that time producing countless of first-class and international cricketers.
Players from the likes of Peter Burge, of whom their main oval is named after, who represented Australia in 42-test matches, through to Australian crickets latest golden boy Marnus Labuschange have come through the ranks of the Redlands club through some form of its Premiership winning history.
With 12 Graded titles to their name, the Redlands Tigers are one of, if not, the top clubs in Queensland. Which is why when the offer was made to tour their picturesque grounds and facilities members of our Executive Committee jumped at the opportunity.
Future plans for the build of Yarrabilba include a purpose built facility for oval sports, which would obviously include Cricket and AFL, with the opportunity to see the set up of one of Queensland’s premier cricket clubs our executive committee members took away not only newly formed aspirations for what we hope is the future home of Yarrabilba Cricket but more importantly knowldge.
Redlands, over the years, like other clubs have had their ups and downs however remain strong within their community, supporting a number of schools and running a large number of junior programs. They have done the hard work to be where they are.
The Members of the Yarrabilba Cricket Association executive committee took away added belief in our efforts to further connect with those within our local community as it continues to grow.
As a result from the tour of the facilities, as an association we look forward to working with Lend Lease as the building of the future oval ground gets closer.