Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association to play games on turf

Summer sensation: Green Valley's Jacob Shortland and Moorebank Mustangs' Curtis Errington are looking forward to playing on turf wickets this summer. Pictures: Simon Bennett

Summer sensation: Green Valley's Jacob Shortland and Moorebank Mustangs' Curtis Errington are looking forward to playing on turf wickets this summer. Pictures: Simon Bennett

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association will play games on turf pitches this summer.

The under 15/16s and first grade competitions will play games at Don Dawson Oval, Cabramatta and Fairfield Park when not being used by the Fairfield Liverpool grade club.

Each week selected games will be played on the premium grounds with up to three games per week to be played on turf instead of the usual synthetic wickets.

The last turf games for the association were in 1985 apart from an abbreviated under-16 Sunday competition and a couple of junior games two years ago.

FLCA president Peter Moore said it was a “great thing” for the association.

FLCA president Peter Moore said | “The juniors are very excited to be playing on turf grounds.” The competition starts with a one-day fixture on September 16.

FLCA president Peter Moore said | “The juniors are very excited to be playing on turf grounds.” The competition starts with a one-day fixture on September 16.

“A lot of kids have never played on a turf wicket before so this will give them exposure and provide more variety,” he said.

“When fifth grade are not using those grounds, we will use it both Saturday and Sunday after the junior rep season.”

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