Between Abbeville Circuit and Rothesay Heights, Mindarie
Abbeville is the name of a town located in northern France, 200 kilometres from Paris. It is located on the banks of the Somme River, 20 kilometres inland from the English Channel. The name Mindarie comes from an Aboriginal word for a local lake. The first European to record the name was Alexander Forrest, in 1874. Mindarie is said to mean either ‘the place near which a ceremony is held’ or ‘green water’.
Baltimore Parade, Merriwa
Addison Park is located just west of the Merriwa Shopping Centre and just south of Merriwa Primary School. ‘Merriwa’ is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘good place’. The Shire of Wanneroo proposed to name this area Merriwa in 1980. This is a great venue to play cricket, with lots of shady trees on the eastern side of the ground and car parking on either side of the oval.
Anthony Waring Park
Victorsen Parade, Clarkson
Anthony Edward Loughran Waring was born In Perth on the 8th of July 1947. As a member of the 5th Royal Australian Regiment, Anthony fought in the Vietnam War. He was killed in action on the 16th of June 1969 – he was just 21 at the time. This oval is named in his honour.
The suburb of Clarkson is named after the Clarkson family, who were early European settlers in this area.
Corner of Quinns Road and Tapping Way. Quinns Rocks
This oval is the spiritual home of the Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club. It is where the Club played its first match, back in 1986/87. Games were regularly played at this oval until the cricket pitch was removed in 2014. The name pays tribute to the tall gum trees which line the boundaries of the park.
Richard Aldersea Park
Aldersea Parade, Clarkson
This ground is named in honour of Richard Alfred Aldersea (Service Number 55120), who was a Private in Australian Army. He was born in Subiaco on the 29 July 1946 and served as a machine gunner with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment during the Vietnam War. ‘Ricky’, as he was known, was killed in action at the Battle of Long Tan, Nui Dat, on 18 August 1966. This oval is named in his honour.
Ridgewood Boulevard, Ridgewood
The name of this park is entirely descriptive, referring to a wooded ridge that was located to the north of the oval. Some of this natural bushland remains in a protected area on the northern side of the park. This oval was also the site of a former limestone quarry – the water feature at the back of the clubrooms is evidence of the workings that took place here in earlier times.
Butler North District Open Space
Halesworth Parade, Butler
We are working hard with the City of Wanneroo to secure this ground for use by junior cricketers in our local area.