Murky brown flood waters engulf the Albert Park grandstand yesterday as the Mary River reaches its park.
Murky brown flood waters engulf the Albert Park grandstand yesterday as the Mary River reaches its park. Renee Pilcher

Cricket matches put off due to flooding

GYMPIE Cricket Association president Troy Rowlands said flood preparation at the Albert Park cricket clubhouse went well and all necessary items were removed in time as flood water inundated the first level of the Albert Park grand stand.

However, Rowlands said it was doubtful that any Gympie cricket fixtures set for this weekend would go ahead as time would be needed for the grounds to recuperate.

"It will be a bit boggy for a while," Rowlands said.

"We will make a call on that (cricked fixtures) later in the week."

He said a decision would be made on whether to push ahead with play on either Thursday or Friday.

Meanwhile the Gympie Junior Cricket Association clubhouse and canteen at One Mile Oval were inundated yesterday and president Glyn Brook said there would be no junior games for at least the next week.

He said while an impressive crew of volunteers arrived at 5am yesterday to help remove everything from the clubhouse, it could be some weeks before the One Mile Ovals were deemed playable again pending hygiene testing.

The flooding and subsequent clean-up means the junior cricket season will be put on hold.

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