Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 4, Ken R. DeMerchant had his hand at Cricket at the Four Corners Cricket Field Open House this Saturday. The much-anticipated Cricket field was made ready for action. It was a historic inaugural boasting Fort Bend County’s first-ever County Cricket Field.
Commissioner DeMerchant expressed that “the County has so much to give especially to its youth who are our future and this is a great start.” After taking office in January Commissioner DeMerchant saw an opportunity to make better use of the Four Corners facility by including a Cricket Field for Youth. He stated that he recognized the diversity of the community and its needs which he believed would help bring people together through sports.
Commissioner DeMerchant worked closely with Fort Bend County Parks and Recreation to start the groundwork towards this initiative. He also saw to it that no property tax dollars would be used in this project. Commissioner DeMerchant went on to add that the workings of a new user agreement with the County and Sugar Land Youth Cricket Club was underway to “promote Cricket in Fort Bend County.”
The morning was filled with children and families from neighboring communities who gathered to celebrate and test their skills at this much-loved sport. Four Corners Sugar Land Cricket field is just warm up for many matches to come.