Theft of ground gear from Northern Districts Rebels Cricket Club

Northern Districts Rebels Cricket Club’s Club Day with junior members and families after a four-week Woolworths Blast training cricket program.

ON Friday 13 October 2023, the eve of the first game of the Coffs Coast Cricket Senior Men’s season, the Northern Districts Rebels Cricket Club issued a call-out for public assistance following the theft of irrigation and watering equipment from the main sporting oval at Wiigulga Sports Complex, worth several hundreds of dollars.

“The equipment is used to water the new cricket pitch and oval,” the Club’s Vice President Taj Dosanjh told News Of The Area.

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Proud of their home ground, Taj said, “This cricket pitch is the first ever turf pitch curated at this oval.”

Between 7:30pm on Thursday 12 and 9am on Friday 13 October 2023, items were stolen from the main sporting oval.

“The club and members were deeply upset by the loss, especially after the hard work the club members have done to get this oval ready for tomorrow’s first game,” he said.

Taj and his club mates were determined to turn their downcast mood into one of positivity.

“Morale was high during Saturday’s game and this loss of property certainly made the players more determined to play well and in the spirit of the game, for the community, sponsors and club members.”

The players were also cheered on by the Woolgoolga United Football Club women’s side who were out celebrating their end of year success.

A club spokesperson described the scene.

“The ladies team rode into the ground in a sea of bright colours, watching Taj Dosanjh take an amazing catch on the boundary and giving their loud cheers and ringing their bike bells to celebrate his athletic effort.

“The Rebels bowled first as Nana Glen were restricted to 157 from their 40 overs.”

The wickets were shared around among the bowlers, but Lindsay Mamone stood out with a wicket from his first ball, finishing with two wickets.

“The chase got off to a rough start and the Rebels found themselves at 3/60.

“Anu Grewal 56* and Taj Dosanjh 43* saw the boys home with seven wickets in the shed and 14 overs to spare,” said the spokesperson.

The incident of the robbery has been reported to local police who are investigating the theft.

The Northern District Rebels Cricket Club has asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 quoting the police report number E 170467702 with any further information.


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