The Whyalla City Council has recently completed the installation of brand-new cricket nets with four new lanes of synthetic pitches at Bennett Oval.
The new nets replace the previous two-lane facility with concrete pitches and chain mesh fencing, which was deteriorating due to age.
These new cricket nets will further add to the amenities at Bennett Oval, providing a professional facility for the Whyalla Cricket Association and the public.
Director of Infrastructure, Kristen Clark, says the new facility will increase local cricket participation rates for both Juniors and Seniors, while it is also hoped the new four-lane facility is another step forward in Whyalla’s ambition to attract Women’s Big Bash cricket in the future.
The total cost of the project was $135 thousand, with $30 thousand funded by the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA).
Bennet Oval recently underwent a substantial upgrade with refurbishment of the grandstand, canteen, bar and change room facilities as well as the installation of a new irrigation system and four turf wickets on the oval.