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Qld Cricket pitches at Parklands

The four-day test has wrapped up at the Gabba but further north, Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Marina Parklands, are playing host to Queensland Cricket’s biggest Summer Holiday tour in its history for the Brisbane Heat, this Thursday.

While, Queensland Cricket will have to bring their own pitch, CQ Cricket Manager Kade Horan said GPC’s waterfront location had so much to offer.

“We want to promote that cricket is no longer just played at traditional cricket grounds but can be played anywhere and the Marina Parklands represent the ideal location for us,” Mr Horan said.

“This 7-stop Summer Holiday tour for the Brisbane Heat in the CQ region seeks to promote the greatest game of all during the KFC Big Bash period, with stops from the Bush to the Beach over a 12 day period,” he said

“We’re certain we’re bringing an exciting kind of cricket for both boys and girl in particular aged 4 to 12 with our inflatable nets, colour blast equipment and Brisbane Heat Virtual Reality among many other activities.”

Executive General Manager People & Community, Rowen Winsor said the parklands were the perfect place for youngsters to get active.

“We’re proud to be able to provide unique waterfront facilities to our community and to sporting organisations such as Queensland Cricket,” Ms Winsor said.

“There are some exciting events in our calendar for 2021 and the cricket tour is just the beginning.”

The Marina Parklands and East Shores will also come alive this Easter for the Gladstone Ports Corporation Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race and supporting celebrations include the B2G Village and Harbour Festival.

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