By Matt Kean
Local cricket is getting a funding boost, thanks to the NSW State Government and the ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Legacy Fund.
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai & Hills District Cricket will receive $16,500 to extend the Arcadia Oval pitch and replace the synthetic surface.
Member for Hornsby Matt Kean said this is fantastic news for the local cricket community. “As a former cricketer I am thrilled to see investment in our local sporting facilities. This injection of funds means we have the best possible playing experience for everyone who takes the pitch in Arcadia.”
Mr Kean visited Arcadia Oval to watch the Under 12s Hornsby District Gold team take on Castle Hill RSL.
“It is great to see so many kids enjoying cricket and the sport continuing to grow locally,” Mr Kean said.
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai & Hills District Cricket have over 2,500 players, coaches and officials and play on grounds from St Ives in the North through to Kenthurst and Kellyville. President of Hornsby Ku-ringgai & Hills District Cricket Andrew Miedler is looking forward to seeing work on the upgrades start.
“The opportunity to replace the cricket pitch at Arcadia Oval to meet the Cricket Australia width and length standards will provide significant improvements to the cricketing experience and safety for all our players,” Mr Miedler said.
“We would like to thank Matt Kean for his passionate support of this project, plus both the NSW State Government and the ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Legacy Fund for providing the opportunity to complete this important project.”
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be held in 2022, with seven matches proposed to be held in Sydney. Fixtures and ticketing details will be available in 2021.
For more information visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/t20worldcupfund