Firework blamed for pitch damage

Trevallyn Cricket Club president Albert Letter inspecting damage to the pitch caused by fireworks ... the New Year's Eve vandalism could cost the club thousands of dollars but luckily the surface is still playable. Police are investigating the incident and are calling for public assistance. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON
Trevallyn Cricket Club president Albert Letter inspecting damage to the pitch caused by fireworks ... the New Year's Eve vandalism could cost the club thousands of dollars but luckily the surface is still playable. Police are investigating the incident and are calling for public assistance. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

TREVALLYN Cricket Club is searching for the perpetrators who caused potentially thousands of dollars damage to its cricket pitch more than a week ago.

The synthetic grass pitch was believed to have been burnt by firecrackers set off on New Year's Eve.

Club president Albert Letter said the club was lucky that the vandalism occurred near the middle of the pitch as a metre or two either way would have rendered it unplayable.

He said it would cost about $3500 to completely replace the pitch.

Anyone with any information on the damage is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.