Cricketers in Falcon could soon have a brand new wicket to play on, with WA Labor committing to help fund the installation of a hybrid pitch should they be re-elected in March.
The South Mandurah Cricket Club has been hard at work doing their best to secure funding for the hybrid H3 pitch, which would be the first of its kind in Western Australia.
However, after sourcing several grants to help make the project a reality, they found themselves still approximately $10,000 short.
Mandurah MP David Templeman and Labor candidate for Dawesville Lisa Munday have committed to funding that $10,000, which would give local cricket a huge boost.
"I am thrilled to support great clubs like the South Mandurah Cricket Club in their endeavours to upgrade our facilities in the Peel Region," Mr Templeman said.
"It is great that the club is taking the lead on this technology. This pitch will put the Peel Region at the forefront of local cricketing in WA."
Ms Munday said it was vital clubs like South Mandurah receive financial support for these sorts of initiatives.
"It is important we properly support our community and sporting clubs as they play a vital role in keeping our community happy and healthy," she said.
"The South Mandurah Cricket Club should be applauded for their efforts as this pitch will provide opportunities to attract high quality cricket games to our region."