For most of us, getting older brings with it more than a few harsh realities. Think unsightly lumps and bumps… getting thinner on top… and just being plain worn out.
It’s pretty much the same for cricket pitches!
At the Adelaide University Cricket Club, four of its much-used practice wickets had well and truly seen better days. To give you the picture:
Now the wickets are back – better than ever!
The bill for the work came to $58,000; the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing covered $20,000 of that with a Round 43 Active Club Program grant.
The Club’s Martin Southern says it’s a fantastic investment:
“Our club is large, ten senior teams, and this gives us the opportunity for all teams to have access to quality facilities.”
The general community is also reaping the benefits; the wickets are popular with other organisations like SA’s Blind Cricket Association, and with everyday cricket lovers just wanting to have a hit (or relive past glories… or imagine future ones!).
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