Junior cricket season ready to commence

Cotter Litchfield.

Cotter Litchfield.

ARMIDALE’S District Cricket Association’s junior season will start this Saturday and there are still plenty of opportunities left for cricket’s young guns to take part. 

TAS' Toby Smith behind the stumps with Ex-Services' Ben Murphy at the crease last season.

TAS' Toby Smith behind the stumps with Ex-Services' Ben Murphy at the crease last season.

The under 10’s, under 12’s and under 16’s competition commences along with under 9’s, who play a modified form of the game. Vice-president Michael Dennis said while numbers haven’t increased in registrations compared to last year, there are still spots on local teams for anyone who wants to join in. 

"We had an increase last year but not this year,” he said.

"There are always spots available, you are never really full with a cricket team.”

Dennis tipped the under 16’s competition to be close with plenty of strong talent on display. 

"There are good rivalries between the clubs, CSC who are associated with Easts in the seniors, Hillgrove, TAS and Ex-Services,” he said. 

"There is good, friendly rivalry between them all so it should be good, particularly if we have nice sunny days.” 

Sunday will see Armidale’s under 13’s team take on Tamworth at Lambert Park. Around 50 children are also expected to play in the Milo in2cricket program from October 22. 

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