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Howzat, Maitland wins 2024 Community Cricket Awards

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Maitland has claimed top honours at the 2024 Community Cricket Awards, with Robins Oval named Community Facility Project of the Year.  

The win follows the completion of a $1.9 million upgrade to the facility at Maitland Park in 2023. 

The refurbished included a refreshed grandstand, changing rooms and new canteen, amenities building and storage area.  

“Safe to say we were bowled over to find out Robins Oval had won this inaugural award,” said Mayor Philip Penfold.  

“This is a fantastic community facility that’s well used by local sporting groups.  

“We’re grateful for their patience while we delivered important upgrades to the site last year, and we know they’ll be able to enjoy the facility for many years to come.” 

Maitland mayor Philip Penfold was bowled over by the support from Cricket NSW.

Cricket Manager Hunter/Manning & Infrastructure Specialist Northern NSW, Gary Fisher described it as a “deserving win for a fantastic, refurbished facility that complements the aesthetic nature of the Oval.  

“Robins Oval is a great asset to cricket clubs in Maitland and the wider Hunter Valley, and Cricket NSW was proud to recognise it as the first winner of this new category.” 

All NSW award winners, including Robins Oval, have now been nominated for the Cricket Australia Community Cricket Awards, to be announced in May 2024.  

For more information about Robins Oval, visit mait.city/RobinsOval 

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