POTTSVILE stalwarts Hugh Kirk and Norm Murray test out their new facilities with Metricon?s Frank Galvin, with bat.
POTTSVILE stalwarts Hugh Kirk and Norm Murray test out their new facilities with Metricon?s Frank Galvin, with bat.

Peilicans find a perch

Cricket

THE nomads of Tweed cricket, the Pottsville Pelicans, have moved a step closer to having a ground of their own.

Over the years the Pelicans' top two grades have played out of Les Cave Oval in Murwillumbah, Reg Dalton at Kingscliff and even Galleon Way, Currumbin.

However their ground at the new Seabreeze Es- tate in Pottsville is inching closer to completion.

After a few false starts, club spokesman Norm Murray is confident the ground will be ready for play next year.

He said the outfield was in good condition while the wicket square would be turfed within the next few weeks.

"We should definitely be on it by the start of next season that is for sure," Murray said.

"We believe it will be the best ground in the district. The outfield is unbelievable it will be so good to play on.

"Hopefully it will encourage more players to come and play with us at Pottsville."

The club has also received sponsorship from Metricon, developers of the Seabreeze Estate where the new ground is situated.



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