Blue day for Blue Dogs
THE dedication of refurbished club rooms at Bichel Oval comes as a double-edged sword for the Laidley District Cricket Club.
Blue Dogs club secretary Mick Sippel said the club was dedicating the refurbished rooms to honour former club stalwart Michael Brennan who died from a brain tumour just over a month ago at the age of 33 after a six-year battle with the illness.
"He was a cornerstone of the club," Mr Sippel said.
"His illness hit him just when he was at the prime of his family and cricketing life."
The club also celebrated the re-development of Bichel Oval with extra pitches added in the centre and large amounts of sand to laser level the outfield to repair some flood damage to cater for a club which has become a nursery for young players to go onto higher levels, representing their state and Australia in some cases.
To honour the dedication of the rooms former test and state players Andy Bichel and Ashley Knoffke returned to play for the Blue Dogs over the weekend.