Newclose: Cricket Scoreboard Arrives

When you’re driving in to Newport from the south of the Island along the Blackwater Road, you will have seen the new cricket club taking form over the last year, or so.
If you’re not in the know, it’s called Newclose.
It’s clearly a big job creating …

Newclose: Cricket Scoreboard ArrivesWhen you’re driving in to Newport from the south of the Island along the Blackwater Road, you will have seen the new cricket club taking form over the last year, or so.

If you’re not in the know, it’s called Newclose.

It’s clearly a big job creating the Isle of Wight county cricket ground from scratch, but that’s what Brian Gardener, the man behind it and President of Ventnor CC, has taken on. A noble gesture indeed.

Scoreboard
The pitch has been sprouting new good, green grass for quite a while now, but it looks like the latest addition is the Cricket scoreboard.

Great to see the new cricket ground steadily coming along.

Open to all Island clubs
Once complete, the grounds are going to be made available for all Island cricket to use, all the way down to the under nine and under 11 nippers.

Isle of Wight Cricket Board

Thursday, 10th July, 2008 4:30pm

By

ShortURL: http://wig.ht/26lm

Filed under: Isle of Wight Cricket, Newport, Ventnor

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

.

Any views or opinions presented in the comments below are solely those of the author and do not represent those of OnTheWight.

3 Comments

  1. Farmersboy


    10.Jul.2008 7:27pm

    What a great gesture to IOW cricket from Brian, I think this will be one of the Islands biggest leaps forward in it’s recent or present history, and one man is responsible. Well done nipper

  2. Looks like a nice ground – top marks, but when batting towards the road, surely (if hit well enough) the cricket ball could clear the fence and have ‘some fun’ with on coming traffic!

  3. Steve & Sue


    17.Sep.2008 7:18pm

    We took the opportunity to visit the new ground on the recent open day, what a fantastic ground and pavillion! Well done to all concerned especially Brian. We look forward to spending many sunny summer weekends at the venue watching great cricket.

Add comment