Issued: March 19, 2016
â€‹â€‹PICTURE: A picture of the new ride-on mower can be viewed and downloaded HERE
New cricket season rolls in at Jubilee Park
A new ride-on roller has arrived at Jubilee Park to begin preparing the cricket square for the forthcoming season.
This year Jubilee Park will host matches for both Ongar Cricket Club, who will play on Saturdays, and the National Cricket League which will host matches on Sundays.
The town council is grateful for a grant from Essex County Council which paid for the end-of-year preparation of the cricket square.
The roller, which is being hired for the coming season, is being used and driven by CRS Pitchcare, the contractor selected by Ongar Town Council to provide on-going maintenance and improvements to the cricket square.
Jubilee Park manager Angus McKenzie said: â€œThis will be a great asset to Jubilee Park and for cricket in Ongar in particular. I am looking forward to the return of Ongar Cricket Club to the venue and to host matches for the National Cricket League. This means cricket will be played on both Saturdays and Sundays during the season.
"We would welcome any local cricket lovers to come and watch the matches.â€
The National Cricket League is also interested in developing local coaching for younger members of Ongar.