There will be no cricket played at Castlewood Reserve this weekend and we have vandals to thank for that.
The Hills Council general manager Dave Walker said the wicket at the Castle Hill sportsground has been torn up by what appears to be bike riders.
Mr Walker said the actions of a few have cost local sporting clubs a weekend of competition.
“It’s disappointing to see that the foolish actions of a few have damaged the wicket so badly that we can’t hold cricket this weekend,” he said.
“I’m hoping that some of the residents that back on to the reserve may have seen something and can report it to council.”
Mr Walker advised that if the culprits are caught, they will be banned from all council facilities and reported to the police.
He said any future offenders caught using their bike in a similar way would have their bike impounded.
Mr Walker said sports fields were in higher demand than ever, all year round.
“Our parks and reserves are used over the whole 12 months, as some sports that are traditionally played in winter are now also being played in summer,’’ he said.
“There’s only so much these grounds can take and when competition is called off because of mindless behaviour like this, it’s disappointing for sports clubs, players and council.
“The Hills community prides itself as being above this sort of behaviour.’’