KNOXFIELD Knights Cricket Club feels it has been unfairly tainted by the unruly behaviour of Scoresby Junior Football Club after a $930,000 upgrade to the Carrington Park pavilion was scrapped.
Cricket club president Rob Harris said people "sometimes need to control their emotions and channel them for a positive outcome".
"We're disappointed like anyone, we put a lot of work into it, four years worth," he said.
The cricket and football club were to contribute $60,000 each in partnership with the council for shared use of the Carrington Park rooms.
Disappointment over council's axing of the redevelopment resulted in football club members abusing councillors and storming out of a February 26 meeting, prompting widespread criticism from witnesses and other sport clubs.
Football club president Chris Rogers admitted the behaviour of members at the meeting had damaged the club, but said the club would now work with the council on a new master plan for the precinct.
"There's no doubt about it," Rogers said. "It has been blown out of proportion, but it could have been dealt with a bit better. We were very emotional on the night. We will work together and move forward."
However, Rob Harris expressed anger that claims made by councillors at the fiery meeting were wrong. He insisted the cricket club had the necessary funds for the second instalment of $30,000 at the completion of building, despite claims to the contrary by Cr Nicole Seymour.
But he said the club "would not dwell on the past" and was working productively with the council on a master plan.