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.
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.