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Cricket field opens for play in Bradford, Ont. a year after idea was conceived

Slightly smaller oval makes field ideal for softball cricket play

September 6, 2023  By Turf & Rec

Photo: Lance Bellers/Adobe Stock Images

A new softball cricket field has opened for play in Bradford, Ont. only a year after it was originally conceived.

Municipal officials, local residents and members of the Bradford Cricket Club gathered last week at Joe Magani Park for the official opening.

The near $100,000 project – which exceeded the initial estimate of $93,000 – measures 100 metres by 90 metres with an oval smaller than the standard 140 metres by 150 size. The lesser oval dimensions deems in non-compliant for hardball cricket matches.

The pitch itself measures 12 feet by 174 feet with a reinforced concrete slab covered by artificial turf and two stump boxes.


Construction began on the project last June.

A 10-team tournament is set to begin this weekend and continue for four weekends.


This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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