Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cricket Season Begins

Cricket players will return to the pitch soon for the first games of the season and a new look competition format. President of the Monaro District Cricket Association Ben Hearn said he was aiming to make cricket on the Monaro more family friendly and a more professional outfit.

Some of the changes to take place will be that only one day cricket will be played with exciting 20/20 matches to be also played throughout the competition.  The MDCA will also be represented in Country Plate, Jeffries Cup and U16/U12 representative fixtures as well as having a Monaro team in the ACT Konica Cup 20/20 competition for the first time. The association will continue to offer the Clash of the codes 20/20 tournament involving Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL and Soccer. In addition the MDCA will be hosting a club based Super 8's and super 6's competition with shortened formats of the game that will offer opportunities for all ages to have a go at cricket. Finally junior intra school cricket competitions have been re-established and the Milo In2Cricket program expanded beyond Cooma to Bombala, Berridale and Jindabyne.