Napier Oval to have pitch upgraded

How is he?: Scott Ferguson gets an edge to Paul Toole, Harry Taylor and Cooper Grenfell on the old cricket pitch at Napier Oval. Photo: Mark Logan.
How is he?: Scott Ferguson gets an edge to Paul Toole, Harry Taylor and Cooper Grenfell on the old cricket pitch at Napier Oval. Photo: Mark Logan.

Napier Oval's rebirth as Blayney's premier cricket ground is continuing with the announcement of the funding of a new synthetic cricket pitch.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole welcomed the news that Blayney Shire Council has been successful in securing a grant from the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund.

"This will improve the quality cricketing facilities in Blayney," he said.

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Junior Cricket Club secretary Julie Prosper said that with the addition of the yet to be installed watering system, the new fencing and drainage works, the new toilet block and now the new pitch, Napier Oval was a superb venue for Blayney cricket.

"This new pitch will be wider than the present one as it currently doesn't comply because it's not wide enough," she said.

Director of Infrastructure Services Grant Baker said that council was very conscious of the drought conditions at the moment and would look at starting work on the watering and drainage project in early 2020.

"We're very conscious of the drought conditions."