Senior cricket set for big summer- Cricket heats up for 2016

ON THE BALL: Glen Innes District Cricket Association president Nigel Sharman.

ON THE BALL: Glen Innes District Cricket Association president Nigel Sharman.

A NEW club will join this summer’s Glen Innes and District Cricket Association competition and they are hoping to match it with 2015/16 season winners Emmaville.

There will be five local club teams participating in this year’s season with new club the Club Hotel Cavaliers, led by Greg Wilkins, joining the program with a long player list to ensure they will be competitive.  

The Senior Summer of cricket is scheduled to start on Saturday October 15.

The Senior cricket committee hosted their annual general meeting recently to set up the structure for the 2016/17 cricket season.

Nigel Sharman has been returned as the President for the Glen Innes District Cricket Association. 

Mr Sharman said after making the Connelly Cup final last season the five Glen Innes clubs are keen to boost the local cricket standard and go one step further this season and bring home the silverware.

“We are keen to go one better than last season in the representative competition and with Nathan Purvis looking after the rep side of things I am confident of a good result this summer,” he said.

Mr Sharman said he is excited about the new team joining the action this summer.

‘We are thinking the Cavaliers will do well this season,” he said.

“They are a bunch of new comers, some have never played competitive cricket and it is good to see another team in the competition because we have been playing the comp with four teams for the last decade.

“It will be good to have another team in the action this summer and I think it shows that cricket in Glen Innes is slowly getting stronger.”

Mr Sharman said this summer will follow the same format as last year with the only difference being the weekly bye due to the new team entering the fray.

“We should see a lot of the same players as last season but there will be a few new faces in all the teams for the supporters to look out for,” he said.

“I am looking forward to the games starting so we can check out the new talent playing this summer and see how the youngsters from last season have improved.

The competitive juices are starting to flow for a fair few blokes in the district I’d say.”

Joining Sharman on the committee this summer are; Vice President – Dean Swaffer, Secretary – Greg Wilkins, Treasurer – Ben Burbidge and Rep Cricket – Nathan Purvis. 

“The new committee will be really good for the competition and I think things should run a lot better this season because we have strong people that are keen and willing to help out in all areas and with the fifth team in the comp it should be a cracker of a season,” he said.

If you would like to be in a team this season call Nigel on 0403-609-238, the minimum cut off age to compete is 14 years of age.

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