Cricket returns to the S.C.G.
The warm weather has returned, cicadas are singing and the summer of cricket is about to return to the S.C.G. Spring rains and the new mower have ensured the ground is in top notch condition. A new synthetic pitch has been laid and all is set for the recommencement of regular cricket at the Sarsfield Cricket Ground.
With the last regular games played in 1999/2000, the Sandhill Ashes between Clifton Creek and Sarsfield in March this year rekindled community interest and lured many ex-Sarsfield cricketers back to the oval.
Our closest neighbours at the Bruthen Cricket Club put in a spirited bid to enter a team in the Bairnsdale Cricket Association’s A Grade Competition and were successful earlier this year. With an A, a B grade and a C grade team Bruthen Cricket Club began to explore options to accommodate their C grade on an additional ground. After friendly negotiation and planning the Bruthen-Sarsfield C Grade team were formed to play home games at the S.C.G. The C Grade competition is made up of many young up and coming players supported by a core of supportive “older” cricketers, many who are the dads of teammates.
Several Sarsfield residents including Glen Wolfe and his sons have put their hands up and will hopefully be part of the inaugural team which will play their first game at the SCG on Saturday November the 6th against Lindenow One. The following Saturday, Bruthen Sarsfield C Grade hosts Lakes Entrance at the SCG. The Sarsfield ground will host many more Saturday afternoon games leading up to Christmas.
The Bruthen Cricket Club is working hard to be competitive in A grade and in all other grades and will build its season around new recruits in coach Luke Sumner and wicketkeeper Leon Risden.
Any Sarsfield residents interested in having a trundle please contact Bruthen C.C President Tom Hardy (04170545940) or a representative from the Sarsfield Community Association.
Sarsfield residents are encouraged to wander down to the oval on Saturday afternoons, support our team and be part of rekindling the spirit of the SCG.