In a shock announcement, the Penguin Cricket Club says it’s leaving the Burnie Cricket League to join the Mersey Valley Cricket Association.
Penguin has been part of the BCL competition for more than 30 years, but the club says it’s player and supporter base is more aligned to the Central Coast area and the Eastern end of the North-West Coast.
In a post on it’s Facebook page, the club say’s there’s no ill-feeling with the Burnie league and the decision has been made purely based on what is best interests of the club, thanking the BCL for its continued support over the past three decades.
Penguin fielded three teams in the Burnie league last season, with its A grade side finishing on the bottom of the ladder, winning one game.
The BCL says the door remains open for Penguin to rejoin any time in the future if things don’t work out.