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New pitch a hit for six in Murrurundi


Cricket games will be enjoyed in the heart of Murrurundi next year with Upper Hunter Shire Council teaming up with the Murrurundi Cricket Club to create a new cricket pitch.


Cricket has been played in Murrurundi since at least the 1860s but previously games were played on an oval on the outskirts of town.


Bringing the batting and bowling action to the centre of town should attract more players and spectators offering an attraction for tourists travelling on the New England Highway. Wilson Memorial Oval is opposite the Murrurundi Visitor Information Centre and has plenty of parking.


Council responded to a request from the Murrurundi Cricket Club to cost-share the $10,000 project.

Council workers were rolling out the turf on Wilson Memorial Oval recently and keeping it watered. The work included excavation, importing special wicket soil and laying washed couch turf. The pitch will be maintained by volunteers from the Murrurundi Cricket Club.

Murrurundi Cricket Club president Jeremy Taylor said the pitch was looking fantastic.


“The partnership with Council has been great,” Mr Taylor said.


“It’s the first time we’ve been able to get a side together for seven years and hopefully it will generate interest in cricket in town.”


Cricket tragics now just have to wait sit back and “watch the grass grow”. It is hoped the pitch will be ready for its first century and hat trick by Australia Day 2014 and maybe even by Christmas.


“The Murrurundi cricket pitch is just one of hundreds of projects that Council undertakes each year to enhance the sporting and recreational opportunities in the Upper Hunter in partnership with the community,” Upper Hunter Shire Council Mayor Michael Johnsen said.


“There’s a wide range of sports played in the Shire and Council supports most of them through irrigation, lighting, shade, seating and change rooms at recreational facilities.


“From skate parks and swimming pools to fitness tracks and footy grounds, Council is investing in a healthy future for the Shire,” Cr Johnsen said.


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