Orange District Junior Cricket Association president Dave Cumming has given the city a strong pass mark for the Western NSW Junior Cricket Carnivals.
The under-13s wrapped up this week, while the under-15s will begin filtering into the city for next week’s carnival over Saturday and Sunday.
“I think everyone was pretty happy, the town put on a good show but we didn’t lose any games to rain – we had a few shortened games but didn’t lose any,” Cumming said.
“We had a slight change in structure to leave the third day open to make the grand final as good as it can possibly be and that seemed to work well.”
They made a big difference, everyone chipped in.ODJCA president Dave Cumming
Tuesday’s games all required a switch to synthetic and a shorter format – Twenty20 – and Cumming said it “all tended to work”.
“We’ve been doing it for a long time now, we know how to make a call to go synthetic,” he said.
“Something that was different this year was we had support for a lot more senior and junior clubs helping out to put the covers on. They made a big difference, everyone chipped in.”
There will be 12 boys’ sides and six girls’ outfits taking to fields across Orange next week for the under 15 version of the carnival.
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