The football codes are beginning to wind down their seasons and that means the summer sports are beginning to crank up their preparations.
Armidale District Cricket is set to get their their season into action next month with an official launch day on October 17 for juniors and seniors before the first round on October 24.
All clubs have nominated teams for the junior and senior seasons. Eighteen senior teams have nominated but that number is expected to change as registrations roll in.
There is also a change in junior representative age groups with under 11, 13, 15s and 17s the new age groups.
Junior players will be required to give preference to playing with their junior teams over playing in the senior competition.
Armidale's indoor cricket centre isn't far away from opening. The main structure has been built and the next stage of fit outs will commence soon.
"What I am really hoping the new indoor centre will generate interest from the younger people," association president Mike Porter said.
"It is going to be marvelous. There is nothing like this in the northern region."