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Monday, 10 September 2018
Page: 8373


Mr MORTON (Tangney) (13:56): It is 99-not-out for the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club in my electorate of Tangney. They are celebrating 100 years this season and a record 53 premierships in that history. This is a fantastic milestone for a community cricket club, run by dedicated members and hardworking volunteers. The Spartan Cricket Club was formed in 1918 by the Reverend WR Hibbert to help with the rehabilitation of young men returning from the First World War. Reverend Hibbert settled on the name Spartan in honour of the superhuman feats of endurance and bravery of the returning Anzacs. Preseason training is underway in Leeming, ahead of the season launch on 4 October. Filming has commenced for a Channel 7 produced documentary about the Spartan's history. Channel 7 will screen the documentary during the Big Bash test match against India in Perth this summer. The Spartans are going all-out with a centenary ball and other community events to celebrate their centenary innings. Congratulations to members past and present, their families, the Spartan committee and everyone involved in my local community with the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club. One hundred years is an impressive milestone and, with such a strong membership, I know the Spartans will go from strength to strength.