Local celebrities pay tribute to a local boy with a vision

Wally Lewis, players from Brisbane Heat, Redlands Cricketers, and other high profile locals will be in attendance this Sunday 18th February at the unveiling of “Andy’s Net” at Three Paddocks Park Cricket Net Facility, Bath Street End, Wellington Point.

Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams said though Andrew Bancroft had tragically passed away in 2010, his brother Evan had ensured his legacy lives on by asking that the net be named in his brother’s memory.

“Evan came up with the plan in 2016 when he recalled the memories of the fun and battles the four fiercely competitive brothers had in that net.

“The recently replaced cricket net was renamed “Andy’s Net”, in honour of the former local resident, who approached Council as a child in 1978 to have a cricket net installed at the end of his street.

“Despite his family dismissing it as a cute idea, young Andy encouraged residents of his street to sign a petition which ultimately delivered. Council turned up to erect the net two weeks later.

Deputy Mayor, Wendy Boglary said the plaque acknowledges how a single person can make a difference in the local community.”

“We will unveil the name plaque to an audience of Andrew’s friends, family, loved ones and some cricket-loving locals this Sunday between 9:00am-9:45am,” Cr Boglary said.