Craigieburn’s VI Foster Reserve will be brought back to match condition with the help of a grant from McEwen MP Rob Mitchell.

The grant, which was awarded to Craigieburn Cricket Club as part of the Stronger Communities Program, will allow the club to include a turf wicket at the reserve and buy maintenance equipment.

The funding will be matched by in-kind donations and money raised by the club.

Mr Mitchell said the club’s work would coincide with upgrades being carried out at the reserve by Hume council.

“These upgrades will mean many of our teams can stay right here in Craigieburn for their home matches, participate in the club activities after the game and generally make life easier at Craigieburn Cricket Club,” he said.