Tathra's youngest cricketers have helped with the beautification of the town's refurbished clubhouse.
Junior players helped plant a range of different species around the clubhouse during an Under 11 match between Tathra White and Tathra Maroon on Wednesday.
Club vice-president Shannon Grass said getting the kids involved in the process helps make them feel part of the community, and instill the town's ethos of sustainability.
"We see grassrroots as an integral part of the community, and the future of the sport," he said.
"Having them physically planting and getting their hands dirty is really important. That way they can have ownership of the facilities, and build bigger bonds and connections. It makes them feel part of the community."
The plants were supplied by David Charlton of Provincial Plants and Landscapes, and meat for the barbecue was supplied by Mimosa Meats.
"This is a bottom up approach which will hopefully keep the game alive," Mr Grass said.