Big dance venues decided
THE Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park is set to become the hub of Coffs Harbour cricket when the grand finals for the CHDCA’s top two grades are played on the two grounds there on the weekend of March 27 and 28.
Diggers Ex-Services have already qualified for the first grade grand final which will be played on the number one ground where they will meet the winner of this weekend’s clash between Dorrigo and Park Beach Bowling Club Colts.
The number two oval will see the second grade grand final between Bellingen and the victor of the Nana Glen and Diggers Ex-Services encounter.
If the Diggers 2nd XI can win this weekend then that club will have teams playing in the grand final of top three grades as the third grade side has booked their place in the grand final which will be played at Richardson Park against either Sawtell or Dorrigo.
The two lowest grade deciders will be played on hard wickets.
The fourth grade grand final which the Coffs Tigers have already qualified for will be played at Forsyth Park on McLean Street, while the fifth grade title will be fought for in a one-day clash on the Saturday at Toormina Oval.
The decision to play the fourth grade final at McLean Street is one that will disappoint soccer supporters, in particular Coffs City United, who have made the ground their home base in 2010.
The cricket association have the ground booked until March 31 but the Lions were quietly hoping the ground would be left vacant that weekend so they play their opening Solo Cup clash against Great Lakes United.
GRAND FINAL VENUES
March 27 and 28
1st grade – Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park No.1
2nd grade – Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park No.2
3rd grade – Fitzroy Oval
4th grade – McLean Street
5th grade – Toormina Oval (one-day game on the Saturday only).