Council to upgrade cricket facilities at Morse Park and George Park

HOWZAT: Bathurst Regional Council has announced an upgrade of local cricket grounds.
HOWZAT: Bathurst Regional Council has announced an upgrade of local cricket grounds.

COUNCIL has announced an upgrade of local cricket facilities with work planned for both Alan Morse Park and George Park.

Mayor Gary Rush said one of the turf wickets at Alan Morse Park would be improved and new practice nets would be installed at George Park.

“Renovation works at Alan Morse Park will involve the repositioning the Number 2 wicket to a north/south direction, rebuilding the wicket table, installation of a new couch turf surface and drainage works,” Cr Rush said.

“The wicket has been in place for more than 20 years and no major work has been undertaken on the surface.”

Work planned for this summer will be the start of a three-year program which will see all five cricket turf wickets in Bathurst upgraded.

“At George Park, work is soon to start on the construction of new practice nets and three practice wickets,” Cr Rush said.

“The various restoration and upgrade works will enable council to continue to provide sought after cricket fields for local competitions, school championships and NSW aged championships.”

Fields for local competitions, school championships and NSW aged championships.

Mayor Gary Rush

Work at Alan Morse Park is scheduled to take nine weeks, and five weeks at George Park.