"More runs, more wickets and more fun than ever" is the aim of the game for the upcoming junior cricket season.
Mudgee District Junior Cricket Association's (MDJCA) committee have been liaising with Cricket NSW during the off-season to meet the requirements that will allow for another "ripping" year of local cricket.
While a start date is yet to be determined, MDJCA's newly-elected president, Nick Cavanagh is keen to get the ball rolling.
"We've been liaising with Cricket NSW representatives to enact our COVID-Safe plan, and we believe we've ticked all the boxes to get the season underway in the foreseeable future," he said.
"Because of the pandemic, our season will start a little later than usual. Unfortunately the start date is out of our hands, however we hope to commence in late October or early November.
"Players can rest assured knowing we will start as soon as we're given the green light."
Given the prolonged start, Cavanagh is encouraging players to start preparing for their return.
"All players can train and practice their skills either on their own or with a few friends. Backyard cricket is always popular to enhance the three areas of bowling, batting and fielding," he said.
"Keeping fit is important during the season when the hot weather kicks in. I've noticed the nets at Victoria Park are getting quite busy lately.
"Our representative teams will start training soon as well. They are really looking forward to representing the district against rival towns."
With his first stint as club president underway, Cavanagh is eager to continue the legacy.
"I hope to continue the proud tradition and wonderful work of previous presidents," he said.
"The association is very lucky to have a determined committee and wonderful parent/carer volunteers to help with the overall running of the season."
Registrations are open for children aged between four and 15.
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"Mudgee District Junior Cricket Association aims to provide an inclusive, safe, and positive environment for all children to play the great game of cricket," Cavanagh said.
"We will leave no stone unturned to meet these aims, uniting all children to develop their teamwork and initiative."
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