Cricket rivals unite

WANGARATTA and District Cricket Association (WDCA) foes Myrtleford and Whorouly Gapsted are set to join forces

WANGARATTA and District Cricket Association (WDCA) foes Myrtleford and Whorouly Gapsted are set to join forces under the proposed name Ovens Valley United Buffaloes.

The two clubs met last Monday about a potential merger and came to the agreement that it was the best thing for the future of both.

Myrtleford fielded three sides in the 2012/13 season but has had just two teams on the park for the last two years while Whorouly only had a B grade team in 2014/15 after being forced to drop its A grade side.

Whorouly Gapsted Cricket Club president Scott McNamara said the Maroons had toyed with the idea of a merger for the past couple of years.

“We heard that Myrtleford might have been keen to form a merged side so we organised a meeting at our club and asked the question if we would like to approach them about a merger,” he said.

“Everyone there agreed that we should talk to them, so we did and the two clubs have decided to form a new club under a new name and entity.

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