Kinnane says long-term benefits to out-weigh hit

A THIRD grade Ipswich Logan Hornets side would see the Ipswich and West Moreton Cricket Association competition take a hit in the short term.

But short-term pain will have to be endured for the long-term strengthening of cricket in Ipswich.

That is the opinion of new Brothers Cricket Club president Brent Kinnane.

"They've got to grow the Hornets," he said.

"It's going to have implications in the short term. We've got to ride that out as a cricket community.

"It is the kids from the Lord's Taverners (under-16s) who will go into the Hornets' third grade, then into seconds , then firsts.

"Down the track they won't be in the mix for the clubs so that's a concern."

Kinnane believes a partial solution could come from enabling the Hornets players to play for their club sides whenever possible.

"We've got to make it work for the betterment of cricket in Ipswich," he said.

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