A-grade with­out Sey­mour

Seymour Telegraph - - SPORT - By Ali­son O’Connor

There is no Sey­mour­based A-grade team in the Sey­mour District Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion for the 2017-18 sea­son, after East­ern Hill Cricket Club pulled the pin on its in­volve­ment in the top-tier com­pe­ti­tion.

Sey­mour Cricket Club with­drew from the A-grade com­pe­ti­tion ahead of last sea­son as it looked to re­build the club’s suc­cess by de­vel­op­ing its youth, while the only other Sey­mour­based side — Roy­als Cricket Club — hasn’t had an A-grade side for well over a decade.

Alexan­dra has also with­drawn from this sea­son’s A-grade com­pe­ti­tion, leav­ing just six teams — Avenel, Nagam­bie, Tal­la­rook, Yea, Kilmore and Broad­ford — to fight it out for the A-grade ti­tle for sea­son 2017-18.

In a change from pre­vi­ous years, the A-grade com­pe­ti­tion will play all of its one-day matches first-up, be­fore the two­day matches kick off on De­cem­ber 9.

Pre­vi­ously, the one and two-day matches have been in­ter­spersed through­out the sea­son.

The 2017-18 sea­son kicked off on Satur­day for A-grade and B-grade, while C-grade will start its sea­son this week­end.

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