Junior and senior cricketers in Dubbo will be able to enjoy more new facilities this summer, after the upgraded Dave Martin Nets and John McGrath Ovals were opened on Wednesday.
The NSW Government provided $98,900 worth of funding to the upgrades from the T20 Legacy Fund, which was created to continue the cricket boom which stemmed from NSW hosting matches during the T20 Womens World Cup earlier this year.
“The Dave Martin Nets were in need of some love, and through the work that has been done there is now a bigger and better facility that features new nets, including specialised nets for spin bowlers,” Mr Saunders said.
“Anyone who has played cricket knows the battle between spinners and fast bowlers when it comes to rolling the arm over in the nets, and this will provide ample space for both the tweakers and the quicks.
“The synthetic wickets at John McGrath Ovals have also been in need of resurfacing for a while to improve safety, and this project has seen that work completed as well.”
The total project cost almost $225,000, with the remainder of the funding contributed by Cricket Australia and Dubbo Regional Council.