NARACOORTE District Cricket Association will again have six senior teams this season - but not the same six as last season.
With the season set to start on October 26 and 27, with two full days of Twenty20 matches the association has received nominations from Naracoorte Townies, Naracoorte Devils, Lucindale, Kybybolite, Borders/Apsley and new side Padthaway.
Padthaway’s re-entry to the competition after a few years away has offset the loss of a third Naracoorte team, Demons.
Teams will play a T20 competition in its entirety before the regular 40-over season starts.
The major project for the association this season is hosting the ACA Masters weekend on November 30-December 1.
It will consist of a sportsman’s night in a marquee at Wortley Oval on November 30, followed by junior coaching clinics and a Masters match on December 1.
The ACA Masters - comprising former Australian international players including Greg Matthews, Peter Sleep and more - will take on a local representative XI in a huge day of entertainment.
Tickets to the sportsman’s night are now available to buy from local outlets and cricketers for $50, while it will cost only a gold coin donation to watch the ACA Masters match on the Sunday.
The local season will start with a full weekend of Saturday-Sunday Twenty20 matches on October 26-27.
The draw is: October 26 - 12.30pm, Ncte v Devils (Wortley), Lucindale v Borders (IB Edwards), Padthaway v Kyby; 3.30pm - Devils v Lucindale (IB Edwards), Ncte v Borders (Wortley).
October 27 - 10.30am, Kyby v Borders (Wortley), Devils v Pad (IB Edwards), Lucindale v Ncte; 1.30pm - Kyby v Devils (Wortley), Pad v Borders (IB Edwards).
Playing conditions for Twenty20 matches in Naracoorte District Cricket Association:
- First 10 overs to be bowled consecutively from one end, second 10 from the other end.
- One cricket ball per day to be used by teams (if scheduled to play two matches in one day, same ball to be used in both matches).
- Front foot no ball results in a free hit to the batting side - no field change allowed for free hit ball.
- Fielding restrictions apply - maximum of two fielders allowed out of inner circle in first 10 overs, four allowed outside in last 10 overs.
- Maximum of two overs per bowler, every team member apart from wicket keeper must bowl.
- Matches to start as close to designated start time as possible and teams to move quickly between grounds to ensure the next match starts on time.