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Summer of Cricket

By Jazz - 11 October 2012 9

The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Andrew Barr, will launch the 2012 Summer of Cricket at Manuka Oval and announce that tickets are now on sale for Canberra’s first One-Day International cricket match today.

The 2012 Summer of Cricket will be the first time that the new lights at Manuka are switched on, and it will also be the first time the Australian cricket team has played in Canberra.

If media launches are your thing head out to manuka oval quick smart to see andrew do his launch thing.
Time: 11:30am
Date: Thursday 11 October 2012
Venue: Manuka Oval. Meet behind the Bradman Stand

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9 Responses to
Summer of Cricket
Thumper 8:21 am 15 Oct 12

steele_blade said :

Matt_Watts said :

…..the government refuses to properly maintain the larger area necessary for cricket to be played on the oval in summer.

Boo hoo! You bludgers looking for taxpayer handouts make my blood boil. Why you wait until the Libs get in power and then we’ll sort out all you socialists that want a cricket oval on every corner!

Unlike everyone else that uses a public sporting oval.

steele_blade 11:25 pm 14 Oct 12

Matt_Watts said :

…..the government refuses to properly maintain the larger area necessary for cricket to be played on the oval in summer.

Boo hoo! You bludgers looking for taxpayer handouts make my blood boil. Why you wait until the Libs get in power and then we’ll sort out all you socialists that want a cricket oval on every corner!

Thumper 8:23 am 12 Oct 12

Duffbowl said :

Matt_Watts said :

even though the government won’t let there be cricket matches at Hall Oval

Why is that, Matt? I couldn’t find anything on the TAMS website stating that sport couldn’t be played on Hall Oval.

From memory the government refuses to maintain half the ground which makes the cricket ground unsafe for play.

Matt_Watts 11:03 pm 11 Oct 12

Duffbowl said :

Matt_Watts said :

even though the government won’t let there be cricket matches at Hall Oval

Why is that, Matt? I couldn’t find anything on the TAMS website stating that sport couldn’t be played on Hall Oval.

Last time we examined the situation, you needed to book the use of the oval (presmably that’s not the same arrangement for the footy?) and with that oval comes the hall. As a result of the hall, there are extra costs.

More importantly, though, the cricket pitch needs to be upgraded (the community has raised money for this) and the oval needs to be watered appropriately during summer. The government maintains the oval for the footy in winter (which is great), but the government refuses to properly maintain the larger area necessary for cricket to be played on the oval in summer.

The govt has previously stated that it won’t change it’s position because it hasn’t been lobbied by Cricket ACT. Unfortunately, a) it’s a “Catch-22”, because it’s hard to have a team without a home ground, and b) we were looking at joining the Yass competition, not the ACT comp.

It will happen one day. We’re working on it. The Pot Belly vs Wood Duck game several years ago (which we did without permission) was quite popular.

watto23 8:23 pm 11 Oct 12

Getting a test match woyuld require a 7th test match each summer, because regardless of the fact whether Canberra would sell out a test vs say another city, they control CA and they’ll never give up a test match.

poetix 7:38 pm 11 Oct 12

Is this really the first time the Australian cricket team has played in Canberra? That is quite odd, isn’t it?

Wish we could have a Test match some time.

Duffbowl 6:13 pm 11 Oct 12

Matt_Watts said :

even though the government won’t let there be cricket matches at Hall Oval

Why is that, Matt? I couldn’t find anything on the TAMS website stating that sport couldn’t be played on Hall Oval.

wildturkeycanoe 6:04 pm 11 Oct 12

Didn’t get to see it but I reckon the only thing that got launched today was a rubber dinghy.

Matt_Watts 5:18 pm 11 Oct 12

Well, even though the government won’t let there be cricket matches at Hall Oval, despite members of the community wanting it, in memory of the recently departed Jimbo the Great we’re going to do another cricket match between the Wood Duck and the Pot Belly. Any interest?

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