THE Hastings River District Cricket Association is set to get underway on October 12 with the seniors to dust off the whites.
There will be three grades again this season with first grade, second grade and third grade competitions to play 40-over one-day matches with Twenty20 fixtures to be played during January.
It is hoped some of the May Kelly Cup (first grade) matches will be played under lights at Oxley Oval if the lighting has been upgraded to 300 lux in time.
First grade will have seven sides including Macquarie Hotel, Port Pirates, Wauchope RSL, Port City Leagues Magpies, Beechwood, Bonny Hills and Comboyne.
Last year's premiers Camden Haven won't field a team to defend their title due to insufficient numbers due to a large number of players completing their Higher School Certificate.
Second grade will also have seven teams, while there will be nine teams in third grade.
Most first grade matches will be played on turf pitches.
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