GROWING FEARS: Nate Mackenzie and Stanthorpe Cricket president Luke Brady fear the season might be at risk.
GROWING FEARS: Nate Mackenzie and Stanthorpe Cricket president Luke Brady fear the season might be at risk. Liana Turner

Fears safe fields won't last after some hope for cricket

THERE has been a glimmer of hope for Stanthorpe Cricket's season, after council workers mowed the sport's two fields this week.

Stanthorpe Cricket president Luke Brady welcomed the mowing of C.F. White and Sheahan Ovals, after the grass was getting to unruly, "unsafe” lengths.

But he said it's still not at optimum cricket heights, and may not remain safe for long unless it was mowed regularly.

"It's probably not low enough for cricket. It would be safe to play on but not ideal,” he said.

Mr Brady said they were so far planning to kick off the season on Saturday, October 8 as planned.

With the club being involved with representative cricket, he said getting the fields back to their prime condition was critical.

Mr Brady hoped the Stanthorpe Sports Association could soon meet with the council to resolve the matter, as discussed at Tuesday's Cuppa with the Councillors event.

"I just hope they can hurry up and organise a meeting and get it sorted,” he said.

The council has been approached for comment.

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