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The WBBL series at Lilac Hill Park has been nominated for a top industry accolade. Picture: GETTY IMAGES.

Lilac Big Bash in running for Event of the Year

The Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) series hosted by the Perth Scorchers at Lilac Hill Park in January has been nominated for Community Event of the Year at the 2018 WA Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.

The spectacular sporting event was jointly coordinated by the City of Swan and the West Australian Cricket Association (WACA).

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said he is proud to see the event nominated for the top industry accolade.

“Bringing the WBBL to Lilac Hill Park marked the beginning of a new era for first class cricket in the Swan Valley,” he said.

“Last year’s series saw cricket fans come out in force to smash national attendance records out of the park – it was a fantastic event for the whole community.

“It is great to see such a hugely successful sporting event and the hard work of our staff being recognised for industry excellence.”

Mayor Lucas said he was looking forward to welcoming the Perth Scorchers back to Lilac Hill this summer.

“Lilac Hill boasts international standard cricket facilities and has such a rich cricketing history,” he said.

“We are very proud to welcome the Perth Scorchers back to Lilac Hill Park in partnership with the WACA in 2018/19.”

The WA Sport and Recreation Industry Awards are held every two years and recognise innovation and achievement across all areas of sport and recreation.

The Community Event of the Year award recognises and celebrates localised community events with a primary focus on sport and recreation.

The awards will be held at Optus Stadium on August 8.

About Liam Ducey

Liam Ducey is an experienced journalist, having worked in print media in Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Port Hedland, Bunbury and across the metropolitan area, as well as online for several Fairfax Media mastheads. His reporting has seen him awarded the 2013 Clubs WA award for Best Club Media Story and the Western Australian Football Commission Umpiring Media Award in 2014. He was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 WA Media Awards and is not at all salty that he didn't win at least one. He's recently had a baby girl, Emilia, with his wife Roselyn and has lost all concept of time and sleep.

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