The T20 matches will get things under way with three rounds of fast-pace cricket, with finals to be held on the last Saturday before Christmas. Round 1 of the 50-over and 40-over formats will begin on November 2-3, with 14 rounds for all grades and the finals are to be played in March.
The women’s roster will start on October 26. The Bothwell Bucks have entered a team this season, joining New Norfolk and five other women's teams. There will be eight rounds in this competition, with matches played every second weekend, some on Saturdays and others on Sundays. Finals will be played in March.
Let’s take a look at each of the local clubs and see how they are shaping up in readiness for the season ahead.
Men’s training: Wednesdays from 5.30pm at the Bothwell Recreation Ground. For more information contact Joey Eyles on 0439 639 445.
Women’s training: Thursdays from 6pm at the Bothwell Recreation Ground. For more information contact Rachel Clark on 0408 618 526.
BUSHY PARK: Sadly Bushy Park Cricket Club has gone into recess. This club has a long and proud history that dates back to at least the 1881/82 season. It has produced many great cricketers over the years and it will be a real pity not having the team playing this season. It hasn't been easy for the club over the past three or four seasons, with player numbers on the decline and the financial strain. Hats go off to the likes of Nick, Karen and Shaun Fenton and their small committee who have given so much to the club for a very long time and should be very proud of their efforts. Let’s hope things can turn around in the future and the Bees will once again be up and running.
Training: Wednesdays from 5pm at the Gretna War Memorial Oval. For more information, contact Rhys Browning on 0458 631 312.
Training: Thursdays from 5pm at Boyer Oval. For more information contact coach Brett Smith on 0437 814 433.
Men’s training: Thursdays at Tynwald Park from 5.30pm. For more information contact coach Jason Rigby on 0499 356 098.
Women’s training: Tuesdays at Tynwald Park 5.30-7pm. For more information contact coach Brad Kemmler on 0419 987 215.
Junior training: Training for the two Under 13 teams is on Tuesdays at Tynwald Park from 4.30-6pm. For more information, contact coach Josh Walsh on 0417 426 269.
Men's T20 Super Bash - Round 1 - Saturday, October 12
FIRST GRADE: New Norfolk I v Old Beach at Cloak Oval, Old Beach, 3.30pm.
SECOND GRADE: Gretna I v St Anne's at Gretna, 3pm; Molesworth I v Sorell at Pembroke Park (Sorell Oval No.1), 3.30pm; New Norfolk II v Marquis Tigers at Ogilvie High School, 2pm.
FOURTH GRADE: Bothwell I v Lindisfarne at Bothwell, 3pm.
FIFTH GRADE: Gretna II v St Anne’s at Gretna, 11.45am; New Norfolk III v Knights at Collinsvale, 12.15pm.
SEVENTH GRADE: Bothwell II v Campania at Bothwell, 11.45am; Molesworth II v Derwent at Wentworth Park, 9am.
Women's Roster - Saturday, October 26
Bothwell v Montagu Bay at Bothwell, 9am; New Norfolk v St Anne's at Eady St Oval No.1, 12.45pm.