Tomorrow’s local cricket stars will soon be enjoying better facilities at Lawson Poole Reserve Cricket Oval, with the announcement of funding through the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund – Cricket Facilities.

Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today announced $100,000 funding to upgrade facilities at Lawson Poole Reserve Cricket Oval.

The ground is the home of the Cranbourne Meadows Cricket Club and the funding will enable Casey City Council to go ahead with the Cricket Oval Surface and Irrigation Upgrade.

The project is one of 25 across the state in this round of funding. The projects are part of a four-year initiative by the Andrews Labor Government, Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia to improve cricket participation opportunities for all Victorians.

Funding of up to $100,000 is available to local councils or organisations for development of new facilities – or the upgrade of existing cricket facilities – at clubs around the state.

Works can include upgrading change rooms, developing training facilities such as cricket nets, improving access for players and visitors, and ground surface/draining improvements.

Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP

“Victoria is the fastest growth state for cricket, and we’re getting on with the job of creating better facilities for our next generation of international superstars.”

“This funding will inspire even more Cranbourne boys, girls, men and women to sign up for the mighty Cranbourne Meadows Cricket Club and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Quotes attributable to Tony Dodemaide, Chief Executive Officer, Cricket Victoria

“Cricket has a big summer ahead, and a big future as a sport rapidly growing in participation – we’re pleased to be working closely with the Victorian Government to grow our wonderful game and get more people on the pitch.