MY BRIMBANK- Kris Mcmullen

MY BRIMBANK 11-1-17 Taylors Lakes Cricket Club coach, Kris McMullen

What’s your connection to Brimbank?


I grew up in Taylors Lakes after moving there with the family in 1981 … back then there was only one road in and out of Taylors Lakes, not much else.

What do you like best about the area?


It has a real community feel about it. Our family is involved in the local cricket, footy and tennis clubs. The public transport is also very good, there is a good choice of schools and Watergardens shopping centre is on our doorstep.

What could make the area better?


From a sporting perspective, another sporting reserve would be really beneficial with the amount of participants (mostly juniors) who are in the area.

What are your favourite places to go to eat?


The family often eats out at Café Greco at Watergardens, which is a great Greek restaurant, I also enjoy a sandwich from Café Dolce in Keilor village.

How did you become involved at Taylors Lakes CC, and what has kept you at the club so long?


A friend from primary school mentioned that there was a cricket club starting up in Taylors Lakes, that was back in 1981. Our ground back then was where Bunnings on the Melton Highway currently is. It was basically a paddock in the middle of nowhere. Most Saturday mornings before play were spent chasing cows and sheep off the ground. Apart from two years in the mid

’90s, I have spent all of my time playing/coaching at Taylors Lakes and enjoyed every minute of it. I have seen the club grow from a social club in the early days to a professionally run club on and off the ground.

How is Taylors Lakes going in its first sub-district season?


It’s been a terrific start to our inaugural season in the VSDCA; our first XI are currently sitting inside the top six, with the rest of the sides being more than competitive.

The most pleasing part of the year has been the development of the juniors, who have really adapted and embraced the senior program.

What are you hoping for from the second half of the summer?


Our first XI should be really pushing to play finals, and there is no reason why we can’t … further development of the juniors, who are the future of the club.