Hoon ruins locals’ hard work as oval targeted

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The hoons went straight over the cricket pitch.
Camera IconThe hoons went straight over the cricket pitch. Credit: Matt Mullally

The Elleker community oval has been torn up by a hoon for the second time in only four months.

The oval was discovered riddled with hoon marks on Tuesday, ruining the hard work by locals to restore the oval after the first incident in July.

The Elleker Locos Cricket Club played their first social game on the oval last Sunday and now the cricket pitch has been ruined and will need to be replaced.

After asking people in the town if they heard the car, devastated president of the Elleker Sports Progress Association, Peter Elmer said he believed it happened about 2.30am on Tuesday.

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“The residents of the main street could hear it on the oval, and then they have driven down the footpath and you can see the skid marks and knocked over some bins,” he said.

“They have done a big skid mark of the pitch itself, so we will need more carpet.

“And they went straight through the picket fence when they left.

“We had only just finished getting it back to shape.”

He is urging anyone in the community who may have seen anything to come forward.

The incident has been reported to police.

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