Without the dedication, commitment and passion of the thousands of volunteers who give up their time each year, community cricket would not exist.

The WACA congratulates long-serving volunteers Kerry Easton (Mid-West Regional Cricket Board) and Susan Newman (Leschenault Cricket Club) for their tireless commitment and service to their cricket communities, following their retirement.

Kerry was an inaugural committee member of the Mid-West Regional Cricket Board and retires from the Secretary/Treasurer role after 30 years of service.

A Life Member of the Geraldton Cricket Association, Kerry was named Administrator of the Year in 2009 by the Mid-West Sports Federation and received the Country Cricket Board Recognition Award in 2010 for his service to the game.

Gerard Marquis, Mid-West Regional Cricket Board President, said Kerry’s work behind the scenes over the years may go unnoticed by players, but is highly valued by administrators.

“Anyone who has had anything to do with Kerry will know what a solid citizen he is and his steadiness and consistency in his work ethic as a volunteer is a testament to him as a person,” he said.

“The support and guidance he provided a number of cricket managers we have had in this region is hard to measure, he’s been an amazing support to all.”

A much-loved figure, Kerry’s bubbly personality and passion for cricket was infectious throughout the Board and greater region.

Susan Newman began her association with Leschenault Cricket Club in 1996 when her son, Michael, asked to play junior cricket at his local club after enjoying cricket at school.

Her involvement quickly grew and by the following season she was assisting in the uniform shop, scoring during games, and providing morning tea for the players and parents.

Over her 20 years with the club, Susan would organise and co-ordinate junior and senior end-of-season awards presentations, as well as formally serving on the committee as Club Secretary since 2006.

Susan was awarded Life Membership of the Leschenault Cricket Club as recognition for her two decades of exemplary service and has seen the club transform into the community hub it is today.

Angelo D’Agostino, Leschenault Cricket Club President, proudly describes Susan as a pillar of the Bunbury community, with her work extending beyond the four walls of the Club.

“It’s hard to quantify Susan's contribution, but for over 20 years she has been nothing short of dependable, reliable and very efficient at getting things done," he said.

“A Life Member and long-term sponsor with four boys who have played here means Susan’s entire family are interwoven in the fabric of our club.”

The WACA extends its thanks to both Kerry and Susan for their incredible efforts over the years and wishes them the best for their future endeavours.

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