MEMBERS of Allansford and Panmure are casting eyes to the future after voting overwhelmingly in favour of merging the two clubs.
About 90 per cent of members ticked off on the proposal, smashing past the 75 per cent approval required.
Allansford president Steve Aberline said the clubs were delighted with the response.
He said the clubs would next notify relevant authorities - including Consumer Affairs - and stamp paperwork.
"It's a really good response. We'll start getting the merger finalised and formalised as soon as we can," he said.
I think we kept people fairly informed about it and that's helped keep people in line with what we're trying to do.Steve Aberline
"The vast majority of people were keen to see it happen. I think we kept people fairly informed about it and that's helped keep people in line with what we're trying to do.
"We're chuffed it wasn't right on the knocker of 75 per cent. I think if it was a bit lower we'd have to have a good think and address any issues."
Aberline said the clubs had notified the Warrnambool and District Cricket Association of the intention to merge.
He said the club was keen to field two division two teams and play some fixtures at Panmure subject to association approval.
"We've suggested looking at things like joint honour boards and that kind of thing," Aberline said.
"We want to keep the history of both clubs and if the Warrnambool and District Cricket Association is happy with it, we'd love to have some cricket in Panmure so the community can watch that one a week or once every fortnight."
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