Long-established club hoping for new home
BROTHERS Cricket Club is one of the city's oldest surviving sporting groups, being founded in 1946.
Brothers junior and senior club cricketers have played at venues like Ivor Marsden Sporting Complex and other school sites, without a permanent home base.
Over the next few years, club president Brent Kinnane hopes Brothers can develop a quality cricket venue to call home and share with other sports.
The Jim Donald Parklands offer that opportunity.
"It will be a great facility with a real focus as a home to the cricket club,'' Kinnane said.
"Any new facility where you can get multiple uses of the grounds is also going to be a great asset for sport in general.
"That top field now where the synthetic track is, effectively that can fit two rectangular ball fields either side of that. Two rugby league fields, two soccer fields, two rugby union fields, etc.
"But for cricket it's going to be another good facility in that central area.
"You've got Limestone Park up the road. It's more centralised fields all among where all the houses are.''