Wilson Park, the soon to be new home of Cricket in New South Wales reached a further milestone in recent days with the turf being laid on the main cricket oval.
With the state-of-the-art drainage system nearing completion on the International Cricket Council compliant sized cricket oval, Evergreen Turf Australia have been able to lay three-quarters of the Legend Couch turf around the square, with the remainder to be laid by mid-February.
Running north-south, the square will house 15 playing width Oberon wickets – 7 centre wickets and 8 practice wickets – which will be ready to stage fixtures ahead of the 2022-23 summer.
Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon said the laying of the grass had extra significance, with the world-class venue now 50 per cent complete.
“Every day the site is a hive of activity, but the laying of the turf was a pivotal moment for everyone involved in the building of Wilson Park, as it marked the 50 per cent complete milestone” Germon said.
“Cricket NSW has a very proud and successful history when it comes to producing elite players, coaches, officials and administrators for Australian cricket, and we have done so without having a permanent home.
“With the development of Wilson Park, Cricket in NSW will finally have a home, one which will ensure Cricket NSW continues to inspire the masses to play and love cricket and produce the best talent for generations to come.”