Association gears up for return to action

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Reigning Broome Cricket Association A Grade premiers Dirty Dozen.
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Despite COVID-19 putting the 2020 Broome cricket season in potential limbo, the Broome Cricket Association has emerged relatively unscathed.

The 2020 season is set to begin from July 19 with A-grade enjoying their traditional 15-round season while the B-grade competition will stick with 12 rounds, starting on August 9, before both divisions take part in a two-week finals series in November.

Broome Cricket Association president Craig Faulkner said the association remained positive that some form of competition would go ahead in 2020.

“We did have some concerns about whether or not we had to delay the season due to restrictions that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but fortunately we are able to go ahead with our season as planned,” he said.

“We actually decided before the pandemic that all matches would be T20 matches instead of having the A-grade competition take part in one-day matches.

“The general feeling was that the sport was leaning towards T20 matches and a few of our players are getting older and they might not want to be out in the sun for as long as they used to.” It is understood the Broome Junior Cricket Association will run a shorter season.

The Broome Cricket Association is also calling on the public to put their hand up to umpire the upcoming season.

“If anyone is interested, they can contact me or the Broome Cricket Association,” Faulkner said.

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