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Waiting for the Windies to pay a visit

(1984) Waiting for the Windies to pay a visit. The West Australian, 29 September 1984. p. 22 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article explains that Brookton Cricket Club struck a major problem six years age when it decided to put in a grass wicket on its ground, grass would not grow.
The pitch was on salt-affected land which would not support the grass for a turf wicket.
The club replaced the concrete wickets with salt-tolerant couch grass, which was transported from Frankland.
The turf requires a lot of attention to keep it in top condition which if provided by honourary curator, Bob (Pop) Meecham.

This article contains one image of Mr. Meecham inspecting the cricket ground.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1984 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58240
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