Historic day to officially open Gympie’s new cricket hub
CRICKET: This Saturday will be an historic day for Gympie cricket, with the official opening of new infrastructure at the One Mile Ovals cricket hub.
Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs Minister Stirling Hinchliffe and Mayor Mick Curran will offically open the new turf wicket, lights, amenities block and new-look clubhouse about 9am on Saturday.
"This is the biggest we have had since 2010 when the Australian Cricket Association Masters games was held at Albert Park," Gympie Regional Cricket Association president Rod Venn said.
"It is definitely a cricket hub here at One Mile. Four turf wickets still in play, the upgrade and new facilities. It is the greatest leap forward for Gympie cricket that I know of.
"This infrastructure will allow us to hold carnivals, both junior and senior. On our game days we can have five games played at the same time.
"We are having a southeast Queensland under-21 regional carnival here in January next year.
"We would not have been able to hold that in the past."
Junior cricket will start at 7.30am and there will be a variety of games for spectators.
The T20 match is at 6.30pm with Gold Invitational XII and Presidents XII.