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A-grade without Seymour

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October 13, 2017

There is no Seymour-based A-grade team in the Seymour District Cricket Association for the 2017-18 season, after Eastern Hill Cricket Club pulled the pin on its involvement in the top-tier competition.

There is no Seymour-based A-grade team in the Seymour District Cricket Association for the 2017-18 season, after Eastern Hill Cricket Club pulled the pin on its involvement in the top-tier competition.

Seymour Cricket Club withdrew from the A-grade competition ahead of last season as it looked to rebuild the club’s success by developing its youth, while the only other Seymour-based side — Royals Cricket Club — hasn’t had an A-grade side for well over a decade.

Alexandra has also withdrawn from this season’s A-grade competition, leaving just six teams — Avenel, Nagambie, Tallarook, Yea, Kilmore and Broadford — to fight it out for the A-grade title for season 2017-18.

In a change from previous years, the A-grade competition will play all of its one-day matches first-up, before the two-day matches kick off on December 9.

Previously, the one and two-day matches have been interspersed throughout the season.

The 2017-18 season kicked off on Saturday for A-grade and B-grade, while C-grade will start its season this weekend.

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