Glenorchy Cricket Club gets new pitch

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Glenorchy Cricket Club has benefited from a Cricket Australia initiative that has been implemented to improve community cricket facilities and infrastructure across Tasmania.

Cricket Australia, in conjunction with Cricket Tasmania, has set up the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) to help grow participation and promote accessibility and inclusivity in Tasmanian cricket.

The ACIF was used by the Glenorchy Cricket Club to support the development of Shoobridge Park in Austins Ferry, which has provided the club with a second turf pitch.

Glenorchy’s director of cricket Simon Stebbings said the fund provided the club with $20,000 to install the turf pitch.

“It will be used for under-15s, under-17s and third-grade cricket and provides a great base for us in the Northern Suburbs,” Stebbings said.

“The application process was quite simple, Cricket Tasmania gave us great support when we had questions.”

Earlier this month Cricket Tasmania opened applications for a share of the ACIF, which has increased from $55,000 last season to $195,000, and encourages clubs to put in applications ahead of its deadline on December 3.

In other good news for the club, Glenorchy looks likely to record its first win for the CTPL season on Saturday.

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