What has happened to cricket in Rotorua?

Not the junior set up, which is very good, but the state of the senior cricket and the Rotorua Cricket Association.

Smallbone Park used to get Northern District games and all sorts of overseas invitation teams playing there.

A very good friend of mine, the late Roy Johnson, was the groundsman and did the wicket etc and he also did Kuirau Park.


Roy lived on site from the late 1960s to maybe the mid 1970s.

In those days the council had a nursery, which is now the hockey complex, right behind his house.

Climate emergency