IT may well be taking off world wide, but there appears to be little interest in the Twenty20 craze in Orange.
The Orange District Cricket Association’s lower grade Twenty20 competition looks to have fallen by the way side, with a combination of scheduling and player availability weighing against the concept in 2013-14.
Last year the two-day competition was played over the first weekend in January, with Gladstone defeating CYMS by 37 runs in the final at Wade Park.
Gladdy won’t get a shot at defending their title, with most clubs at the ODCA’s special general meeting on Tuesday night expressing their desire to move away from the tournament in its current format and position on the calender.
A number of sides failed to fill teams in the first weekend of the new year, with school holidays and the Sydney Test match making clubs’ player pool shallow.
“There doesn’t seem to be a considerable amount of interest in it,” president Mark Frecklington said.
“If there’s not, there’s no real point in having it.”
Frecklington admitted he’d like to see some form of lower grade Twenty20 cricket, but both timing and an already packed draw is hindering any re-scheduling.