Cricket NSW was on hand to help celebrate the opening of the Browns Farm Reserve at Hoxton Park last week (November 17).

This was a major community event, with Cricket NSW staff helping out by running a range of activities and modified games, with every child also receiving a Cricket NSW Showbag.

The official ceremony marked the completion of $5.5 million upgrade works to Browns Farm Reserve by Liverpool City Council, which includes a multi-purpose sports field with flood lighting and field irrigation, a half size basketball court, cycle and pedestrian paths, a practice cricket pitch, two children’s playgrounds, sealed car parking area and sports amenity building.

Liverpool Council Mayor Ned Mannoun said “We are pleased to make a substantial investment into the latest multipurpose sporting facility for our residents to enjoy. In partnership with Cricket NSW we look forward to continuing the great tradition of fine cricketers coming from Liverpool, which includes current NSW SpeedBlitz Blues and Australian Captain, Michael Clarke.”

Peter Moore, the President of the Fairfield-Liverpool Cricket Association, said “What a fantastic venue for the local boys and girls to play cricket! Our junior numbers have increased this year, which is very encouraging, and this amazing facility will provide opportunities for both grass roots cricket players, and our representative teams.”

For further information regarding junior cricket in the Fairfield -Liverpool region, please call Peter Moore on 0432 299 410