Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has visited the Bathurst Sportsground to meet with Mayor Ian North and Stephen Cain from the Bathurst District Cricket Association.
“The good news is that we were able to announce that the city’s home of cricket is set to undergo a $1.3 million upgrade,” Mr Toole said.
“It’s a big job, but upgrading the ground means that in the future we will have the ability to host big matches such as the T20 and first class Sheffield Shield encounters.
“The bike track around the outside of the oval will be removed to make the playing surface bigger, a new picket fence will go in and there will be new special couch turf (just like the Sydney Cricket Ground) laid on all of the outfield.
“A new centre wicket square will be laid and state of the art drainage also installed. Bring on summer. “