Sea­son’s fix­tures packed with ac­tion

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Ge­orge Good­win and Justin Fris

The Bun­bury and Dis­tricts Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion re­leased fix­tures for the 2018-19 sea­son on Tues­day, with reign­ing pre­miers Colts open­ing their cam­paign at home to Da­lyellup Beach next Satur­day.

Colts, who were im­pres­sive dur­ing last sea­son’s grand fi­nal win over Ea­ton, will be led again by Cruize Cial­lella.

How­ever, it is the bevy of young­sters to the squad which is ar­guably their X-fac­tor.

Club pres­i­dent Jay­sen Miguel con­firmed Jaxon Pitts and Fraser His­lop had joined the club from Col­lie, which will help their bat­ting stocks.

Ea­ton, who will be keen to bolt out of the blocks af­ter last year’s big sea­son, en­ter­tain Marist at the Ea­ton Sports Ground, while Hay Park are at home to Lesh­enault at Hay Park No.1. As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Paul Gar­dener feels it will be a big sea­son of cricket, with plenty of ex­cit­ing for­mats planned to keep both play­ers and spec­ta­tors en­ter­tained.

Plans are afoot to es­tab­lish a women’s league, while the for­mat of the long­stand­ing Coun­try Cup has also been tweaked.

Bun­bury and Bus­sel­ton, along with Al­bany and an In­vi­ta­tional XI will play in a short­ened tour­na­ment prior to Christ­mas, with the hope of the fi­nal to be played at the WACA in Perth. Bun­bury and Dis­tricts

Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion 2018-19 sea­son (key dates)

Round one (Satur­day, Octo

ber 13, 12.30pm) Ea­ton v Marist at Ea­ton Sports Ground, Hay Park v Leschenault at Hay Park No.1, Colts v Da­lyellup Beach at Re­cre­ation Ground

Christ­mas and New Year’s break (De­cem­ber 23-Jan­uary 5)

Round 20 (Satur­day, March 9, 12.30pm) Ea­ton v Colts at Ea­ton Sports Ground, Marist v Leschenault at For­rest Park North, Da­lyellup Beach v Hay Park at Da­lyellup Col­lege.

Semi­fi­nals (Satur­day, March 16)

Pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal (Satur­day, March 23)

Fi­nal (Satur­day, March 30Sun­day, March 31)

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