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Blacktown’s Joe McAleer Oval named Cricket NSW 2016 Ground of the Year

Blacktown’s Joe McAleer Oval named Cricket NSW 2016 Ground of the Year
May 10, 2017

Blacktown City Council’s Joe McAleer Oval has been named Cricket NSW 2016 Ground of the Year – an award that recognises excellence by curators in the preparation and maintenance of the cricket wicket during the season.  

Blacktown’s only single-purpose first grade cricket oval, ‘Joe Mac’ is home to Blacktown City & District Cricket Association and their first grade cricket club Blacktown Grade Cricket Club.

Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali is thrilled that the Council’s curatorial team have been recognised by Cricket NSW, stating“I would like to commend the entire Grounds Team on their efforts in preparing a high quality playing surface.  

“It has been praised by the club, visiting teams, umpires and Cricket NSW alike throughout the season.

“The Cricket NSW award tops of a fantastic season of cricket in Blacktown.”

The past summer also saw the nearby Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney hosted all of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) Sydney Thunder home games and five international cricket teams. 

Image shows Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali (centre) with (from left) Heath Taylor, Team Leader, Blacktown Venue Management; Matthew Cairns, Grounds & Operations Coordinator, Blacktown Venue Management; Kieran Meurant, Curator, Blacktown Venue Management; Kevin Jones, Chief Executive, Blacktown Venue Management and Steve Foster of the Blacktown City & District Cricket Association.

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22nd November 2016 - BLACKTOWN CITY COUNCIL SIGNS ON WITH SPORT NSW

4th May 2016 - BLACKTOWN CITY COUNCIL BUDGET BACKS SPORT VENUES

12th September 2015 - WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS TO BE KEY PART OF EXPANDED BLACKTOWN FOOTBALL PARK 

12th August 2015 - NEW KEY VENUES SECTION PUTS LEISURE AT THE HEART OF BLACKTOWN CITY COUNCIL SERVICES 

21st January 2015 - CRICKET NSW PLANS TURNKEY CRICKET AND COMMUNITY CENTRES ACROSS THE STATE

16th October 2013 - 500,000 MAKE USE OF BLACKTOWN INTERNATIONAL SPORTSPARK IN 2012/13


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