George Town pumped for reopening of clubrooms

GEORGE Town Cricket Club will celebrate the official reopening of its clubrooms today as the 2013-14 Cricket North roster turns to the Twenty20 format for the next four weeks leading up to Christmas.

The first round of T20 fixtures will be played from 5.15pm today with Launceston hosting Westbury, George Town taking on South Launceston and Mowbray playing Riverside.

"The George Town clubrooms lost its roof in storms early last year and the club has been without proper facilities for about 18 months," Cricket North president Paul Clark said.

"They have had nothing virtually in terms of facilities and changerooms to keep the club going so it is a very important event for them.

"The roof has been repaired, and the clubrooms refurbished and will be officially re-opened as part of this afternoon's events.

"People from George Town especially are invited to attend and witness an exciting game of cricket and join in the festivities and cricket fans from all other parts would also be very welcome."

Cricket North's T20 roster will see double-header matches played Saturday morning and afternoon for the next two Saturdays with the semi-finals and T20 final to be held on Saturday, December 21.

"This is the first year that the clubs will be playing T20 games for actual points in the roster and these matches will count toward places for where they finish at the end of the season," Clark said.

Cricket North's T20 winning club will represent the NTCA in the Cricket Tasmania statewide competition in the new year.

"NTCA clubs haven't performed too well in that competition over the past few years and we will certainly be looking to avenge last year's defeat to the TCL side and have our best T20 side up and about this year," Clark said.

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