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CA Centre of Excellence Redevelopment

CA Centre of Excellence Redevelopment

The scenic Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, one of the venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup, is shown on the edge of the ocean on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent 04 March 2007. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

The scenic Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, one of the venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup, is shown on the edge of the ocean on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent 04 March 2007. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Nice cricket setting.

Nice cricket setting.

The value of cricket clubs and what they mean to the local community should not be underestimated. They are often found in the most picturesque of settings, offering a safe haven for many of the younger playing generation whilst they are learning their cricketing skills.    Every ground has its own unique character with the square being the centre of attention, the age, condition and management of the square often dictates or influences the game of cricket.

The value of cricket clubs and what they mean to the local community should not be underestimated. They are often found in the most picturesque of settings, offering a safe haven for many of the younger playing generation whilst they are learning their cricketing skills. Every ground has its own unique character with the square being the centre of attention, the age, condition and management of the square often dictates or influences the game of cricket.

Geoff Boycott of England practices his batting in a unusual setting during a training session for England's tour of the West Indies held in January 1981 on the St Vincent Islands.

Geoff Boycott of England practices his batting in a unusual setting during a training session for England's tour of the West Indies held in January 1981 on the St Vincent Islands.

CRICKET fans in Karori can watch top quality games from now on after the ground’s upgrading to become the sixth in Wellington to be given first-class status.

CRICKET fans in Karori can watch top quality games from now on after the ground’s upgrading to become the sixth in Wellington to be given first-class status.

Ground is a participant in the game of Cricket

Ground is a participant in the game of Cricket

Horses cause havoc on cricket pitches at Hopgrove Playing Fields. YORK cricketers have been left on a sticky wicket due to horses invading their pitch.  Hopgrove Playing Fields, in Malton Road, are in danger of being seriously damaged by stray horses regularly getting on to the pitches, churning up the ground and leaving piles of manure, it has been claimed.  Richard Kerrison, chairman of Stockton and Hopgrove Cricket Club, said he feared the playing fields would become unusable.

Horses cause havoc on cricket pitches at Hopgrove Playing Fields. YORK cricketers have been left on a sticky wicket due to horses invading their pitch. Hopgrove Playing Fields, in Malton Road, are in danger of being seriously damaged by stray horses regularly getting on to the pitches, churning up the ground and leaving piles of manure, it has been claimed. Richard Kerrison, chairman of Stockton and Hopgrove Cricket Club, said he feared the playing fields would become unusable.

If you moved to Indonesia, loved cricket, what would you do? You’d carve off the top of the mountain and create one of the most beautiful cricket pitches in the world.  That is what Kiwi Robert “Baldy” Baldwin has done at his home in the stunningly beautiful volcanic hills south of the former Dutch colonial town of Bogor.  The ground has seen some pretty decent players too. Glen McGrath, Robin Smith, Nantie Hayward, Chris Cairns and Graham Yallop graced the venue.

Magical Mountainous Cricket on Java

If you moved to Indonesia, loved cricket, what would you do? You’d carve off the top of the mountain and create one of the most beautiful cricket pitches in the world. That is what Kiwi Robert “Baldy” Baldwin has done at his home in the stunningly beautiful volcanic hills south of the former Dutch colonial town of Bogor. The ground has seen some pretty decent players too. Glen McGrath, Robin Smith, Nantie Hayward, Chris Cairns and Graham Yallop graced the venue.

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