With the football and netball seasons drawing to a close that can only mean one thing – the cricket season is only just around the corner!
The off-season has seen the committee very busy with many things; the main purchase during this period was a new 2.8 Tonne roller to be used at Tanunda Oval. As we now own 2 rollers, this has allowed us to arrange with Chateau Tanunda for junior cricket to be played there on turf in exchange for the use of our old roller.
We’ve begun ramping up for the new season and have signed on a number of valuable sponsors already. Keep an eye on this space and our Facebook page for more information in regards to the generous Barossa companies that help support our great club and your patronage is encouraged.
We are nominating four senior sides for the 2015/16 season: A1 Reserves, A2’s, A4’s and A5’s.
First training for U16s and all Senior teams will be on Sunday 13th September at Trinity College , 10am – 12pm. U16 players are strongly encouraged to attend this first training.
Senior training will then be each Sunday at Tanunda Oval from 10am after the 13th September, changing to Tuesday/Thursday training nights from 6th October, once daylight savings kicks in. Team selections will be read out on Thursday nights so all team members are strongly encouraged to attend training.
The season kicks off on Saturday 10th October.
As most people are aware, the condition of Tanunda Oval and the turf pitches have been very challenging these past few seasons. The TCC has been in close communications with the Tanunda Football Club, Barossa Council and SACA over the last few months with the view to rectify this situation.
Works have started on Tanunda Oval to rectify draining issues to stop the oval from turning to mud during the footy season. These works will see additional drainage added to the oval and proper grading to allow water to run off correctly. The council has appointed former Adelaide Oval curator Les Burdett’s company to oversee the repair of the oval.
As for the pitches, the club is currently working very closely in conjunction with SACA to improve the quality and health of the grass on the pitches in preparation for the new season. If you see a big plastic sheet over the pitches, it is a growth mat that has been purchased by the council for the purpose of promoting growth of the grass underneath. We are also in the process of arranging some new clay soil to be used to top dress the pitches – the same soil recommended by SACA and used at Adelaide Oval.
As you can see, the 2015/2016 season is shaping up to be a cracker, so dust off those whites and we look forward to seeing you all out at training from Sunday 13th September!
The Tanunda Cricket Club Committee.