DIVIDED: Skaters and cricketers have a piece of canvas between each other. Photo: Leigh Jensen
DIVIDED: Skaters and cricketers have a piece of canvas between each other. Photo: Leigh Jensen

It’s just not cricket for the skaters at Brelsford Park

IT WAS always tipped to happen and now cricketers and skaters have become strange bedfellows at Brelsford Park.

While first grade Urunga and Plantation Diggers cricketers at Saturday's weekend fixture didn't seem to mind having the skateboard riders in close proximity, there were some mutterings from riders and parents about potential mishaps with cricket balls rocketing in their direction, courtesy of the big-hitters.

On this occasion, there were no reports of contact being made but when the skate park was in the planning stages, it's opening status when cricket matches were in progress was raised.

It's believed another problem was discovered when Coffs Tigers and Dorrigo met in the opening round match on October 11.

Strong gusts of wind caused the newly erected sight screen to topple over.

The fabric was amended in following days by putting a split down the centre to allow the breeze a means of escape but it's become another topic of cricket conversation.

Meanwhile, the opening match of the representative season will be played at Coffs Coast Sports and Leisure Park this Sunday.

A Coffs Harbour Colts XI will take on Lismore in round one of the McDonalds Country Shield.

Seniors debut against Nambucca in the inter-district competition on November 2.



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