Sea­son warms up for cricket

Rochester United (bowl­ing) and Kyabram Fire Brigade have played off in the last three GMC grand fi­nals, but now a newly merged Rochy club will take on the reign­ing pre­mier in 2018-19.

Campaspe News - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

ROCHESTER Cricket Club is pad­ding up to wel­come in the new-look Goulburn Mur­ray Cricket sea­son.

With less than three weeks un­til the first ball is bowled, a lot has hap­pened dur­ing the GMC off-sea­son.

Rochester United and Rochester Tigers clubs merged to be­come Rochester CC and a seven-team women’s A grade com­pe­ti­tion has been an­nounced.

Stan­hope’s A grade side of 2017 has dropped down to B grade in or­der for the club to be more com­pet­i­tive, which leaves the top com­pe­ti­tion with eight sides.

Rochester be­gins its own charge to great­ness on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6 in a tra­di­tional 45-over one day match at home against Echuca Cricket Club.

In round two Rochester trav­els to Moama, be­fore head­ing to Ton­gala in round three.

These will all serve as warmup matches how­ever, as round four brings reign­ing pre­mier Kyabram Fire Brigade to Rochester.

The Flames have played Rochester United in the past three GMC grand fi­nals and it will be in­ter­est­ing to see how the newly merged club fares against the Kyabram team.

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