Crusaders Cricket Club, Durbanville Cricket Club lead by example with improved facilities

Industrious scenes at Crusaders Cricket Club.

Two of South Africa’s leading cricket clubs are improving their facilities ahead of the 2015-16 season.

KwaZulu-Natal’s Crusaders Cricket Club, who won the 2015 National Club Championship, will soon welcome a secondary pitch.

“We are installing a concrete cricket pitch on the bottom field. This great innovation will ensure more cricket during the season for our club members, despite the rain’s finest efforts,” confirmed the club.

“Even if the union calls off weekend matches, club members can still have a friendly game against opposition. This is a first for KwaZulu-Natal cricket – and hopefully the start of a trend for other clubs to follow.

“There will still be two turf pitches available on the bottom field, for play league games. The top field will remain turf only.”

Cape Town’s Durbanville Cricket Club, who are the Western Province Cricket Association’s reigning premier league champions, are bettering their home venue with brand new nets.

“Excavation for five new nets is done and dusted. A big thank you to African Compass for their excavation effort – free of charge. John Roode will assist in the levelling off and compacting,” acknowledged the club.