It has been a disappointing, stop-start year for most community sport, but as vaccination rates steadily climb across the state, there are hopes things might be different for this season of cricket. Key points: WDCA games will start on the 13th of November Greta Cricket Club has dropped their A-grade and A-reserves sides Junior players are keen to return, but senior numbers are lagging Local cricketers should have been returning to the pitch next weekend, but will now have to wait until the 13th of November, in line with Victoria’s COVID-19 roadmap. The Wangaratta and District Cricket Association (WDCA) hopes things will continue smoothly once they do get going, but they have already prepared a flexible fixture, just in case. “We can play more one-day matches and Twenty20 matches to fit in more rounds if we need to. And we’ve also got the option of playing Saturdays and Sundays,” said WDCA Secretary Wayne Cooper. “At the minimum we’d be planning to play a full round of one-day matches so that everyone plays everyone once, plus finals. Anything we get above that is a bonus.” Mr Cooper said there has been a lot of enthusiasm from local clubs to get back out there,… Read full this story
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