Rondebosch Cricket Club nears return to home ground

Rondebosch Cricket ClubFile image: Rondebosch Cricket Club.

Levelling of the main field at Rondebosch Cricket Club has commenced.

Rondebosch Cricket Club were unable to play any Western Province Cricket Association premier league fixtures on their central oval during the 2017-18 season, due to a Rawson Property Group housing development on the premises.

“This project is scheduled to be completed in three years’ time. I don’t know how long the main field will be out of commission,” Lund Projects health and safety officer Wynand Schreuder told Club Cricket SA in September 2017.

“But, for the foreseeable future, there will be no premier league cricket on the main field.”

This week,¬†Rondebosch Cricket Club chairman Simon Foxcroft confirmed: “The completion of the clubhouse is scheduled for 31 July 2018. The main field should be ready for play by January 2019.

“The WPCA permitted us to play premier league fixtures on our second field toward the end of the 2017-18 season, following significant upgrades to that field. Six turf nets and three concrete nets have also been completed. All new turf pitches – nets and ovals – were laid in April.”

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Rondebosch Cricket Club occupied eighth position in the 12-team premier league standings, prior to the season’s cancellation amid the ongoing drought in Cape Town and surrounds.

They beat Ottoman Cricket Club, Brackenfell and the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club, but lost to Claremont Cricket Club, Milnerton Cricket Club, Bellville Cricket Club and Durbanville Cricket Club.