Cricketers to benefit from new facilities
Published on 11 September 2019
Cricketers at two Gannawarra Shire-based cricket clubs will benefit from new training facilities officially opened today.
Mayor Lorraine Learmonth opened new cricket nets at the Cohuna and Leitchville recreation reserves, marking the completion of the Improving Cricket Facilities Across Gannawarra project.
Supported by Council, Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria and the State Government, the $135,000 project has resulted in the construction of enclosed cricket nets at both venues.
“Council is pleased to have worked with the Cohuna Cricket Club and Leitchville/Gunbower Cricket Club to improve the training facilities at both venues,” Mayor Learmonth said.
“These works would not have been possible without an $85,000 contribution from the State Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.”
ABOVE: Mayor Lorraine Learmonth (left), Cr Sonia Wright and Leitchville/Gunbower Cricket Club president, Jason Keath marked the opening of the Leitchville Recreation Reserve cricket nets.
Both facilities feature three synthetic cricket pitches and fully enclosed run-up areas – a first for any cricket training facility within the Gannawarra.
“The new cricket nets at both venues include features that are commonplace at major regional and metropolitan cricket venues,” Mayor Learmonth said.
“I congratulate the Cohuna Cricket Club and Leitchville/Gunbower Cricket Club for their efforts to see these works proceed, and wish both teams the best of luck for the upcoming Northern District Cricket Association season.”
ABOVE : The former Cohuna Recreation Reserve cricket nets (above left), which have been replaced with a new facility (above right), and the new Leitchville Recreation Reserve cricket nets (below) adjacent to the venue's former training facility.
MAIN PHOTO: Cr Sonia Wright (left), Cohuna Cricket Club president, Peter Taylor and Mayor Lorraine Learmonth marked the opening of the Cohuna Recreation Reserve cricket nets.