Vandals have damaged the cricket pitch at Stuarts Point Oval with motor oil and forced the cancellation of last Saturday's first grade match between Nulla and Stuarts Point/Eungai.
Macleay Valley Cricket Association president Carlos Peters has described the damage as a "kick in the guts" as the destruction comes weeks after locals cleaned spray paint off the pitch.
"It's pretty disappointing to find out the pitch has received more damage," Peters told the Argus.
"About a month ago, vandals spray painted the pitch and we had volunteers spend countless hours scrubbing the paint out of the pitch so to have motor oil destroy it now is a massive kick in the guts.
"I haven't been out there to see the full extent of the damage but it's clear in the pictures it's quite bad."
The motor oil damage makes it impossible to play a match at the appropriate standards.
Peters will file a report with the police in an attempt to catch the people responsible while discussions will begin with Kempsey Shire Council to fix the damage.
Peters admits the scheduled matches at Stuarts Point for the coming weeks will likely need to be moved.
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