I’M an avid local cricket follower and believe the Sunraysia Cricket Association’s decision on the various grand final venues is quite absurd. To have both First and Second division finals at Coomealla and Wentworth is outright silly.
People have to travel 20 or 30 minutes to watch or participate. While these grounds have great pitches, what is best for the promotion and development for the game?
I see the other two games are also located out of town, at Merbein and Nichols Point. So if I want to follow my two grandsons, who play seconds and fourths, I potentially have a 45-minute trip to get from one ground to the other.
What is even more ridiculous is that one of the best grounds for watching and playing cricket, Mildura Senior College, is not being used for any grand finals, junior or senior.