NORTHERN DISTRICT CC’S MARK TAYLOR OVAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Hornsby State Liberal MP Matt Kean announced on Tuesday, 12th March $9 million worth of funding for Northern District CC’s Mark Taylor Oval Development Project at Waitara.
CLICK HERE to watch the video of Matt Kean's announcement."This investment in Mark Taylor Oval will give the local cricketers the best possible facilities and could see a Women’s International played in Hornsby, which is really exciting,” Mr Kean said. “This will make Mark Taylor Oval the premier cricket facility for the whole of Northern Sydney."
Cricket NSW chief executive Lee Germon revealed the oval would receive a makeover of the playing surface, an Indoor Cricket Centre and a new pavilion with seating, change rooms, clubrooms for cricket and rugby and several meeting rooms for the 5,700 registered players that call it home.
Club President, Jeremy Hook declared,
"On behalf of the Northern District Cricket Club I wholeheartedly thank the Berejiklian State Government for their significant and forward-looking funding of the Mark Taylor Oval Development Project. In particular I thank the Member for Hornsby Matt Kean whose enthusiastic support of this project and clear vision and strong support has been instrumental to this concept becoming reality. Cricketers of all ages, male and female, now and in the future will benefit from Matt’s wonderful efforts in support of NDCC and cricket in the Hornsby area.Mark Taylor Oval has been home to our Club for 94 years and funding of this plan to modernise the facilities is a watershed moment in the history of our proud and distinguished club, and a boon for cricket in the Hornsby area. The oval has been the base for many past champions including Mark Taylor, Peter Taylor, Neil Harvey, Brad Haddin and Adam Gilchrist, together with current Test player Nathan Lyon. However, this plan is about creating tomorrow’s champions..."
Jeremy's full statement can be read HERE in this special edition of Blackmail.
The Hornsby Advocate has also reported about this defining moment in the Club's history below: