The Gooloo Creek Cricket Club
The Gooloo Creek Cricket Club was established in 1997, and the cricket field and facilities have evolved over the years.
Our club developed a form of cricket which we named Short Cricket, the term first coined by a local cricket legend , Bob Fisher. It described the game played on the small Gooloo Creek Oval and it had its roots in Indoor Cricket and the backyard cricket we played as kids. The lush outfield and the turf wicket ensured the focus of our game was very much traditional.
At the height of its fame there was a thriving social competition each summer and autumn, with the highlight being the contest for the Martins Ridge Ashes. This originated after the 2002/3 bushfires. Gooloo Creek was also a venue where many local juniors got their first taste of playing on a turf wicket.
In recent years the field has been gradually taken over by the wildflower plantation and the wedding and concert facilities, probably in recognition of the increasingly obvious advancing years of the members. However, there is still a place for the game of Short Cricket to adapt to the changing venue.
Games of Short Cricket may be played by arrangement, and rules modified to suit the participants
The turf wicket will be mown and rolled, equipment provided, and an umpire may be appointed.