The excavators got busy over the last couple of weeks and dug a nice hole where there used to be a wicket block on Graceville 1 field.
Fortunately, they filled it back in again, giving the club a brand spanking new block. So un-even bounce on Graceville 1 should now be a thing of the past… commiserations to Brisbane grade bowlers for your loss!
The work revealed that the old block had been built in several stages using several different construction methods and materials. Broken ceramics were found under one of the old pitches… presumably the remnants of a long-forgotten Greek wedding!
Primary construction of the new wicket block is now complete, but preparation works will continue for several months. We’re anticipating that the wicket will be ready for play in November this year.