An Ill Wind

21 10 2008

On Sunday afternoon a very large branch from one of the trees on the far side of the road north of the ground sheared off and landed on the cricket nets. It also landed on the electrical lines running alongside the road.

The damage to the recently built cricket nets is significant, as can be seen from the photographs. The tree landed on the end section nearest to the clubhouse and fractured and bent the supporting poles. Each of the three lanes has been damaged and that damage runs down the length of the nets with the structure bent and poles knocked out of place or their base in the concrete twisted.

The nets were only completed in the middle of last year thanks to grant support from Awards For All and the local council and were a significant project for the cricket section. It remains to be seen what steps will be needed to restore them to full operation.

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