Preparations are ramping up ahead of the start of the 2017/18 Monaro District Cricket Association’s A-Grade competition with Bombala set to field a side for the first time in many years.
Bombala Cricket Club’s entry into the local competition has been met with plenty of excitement from Monaro District Cricket Association (MDCA) president Mark Williams.
Williams says it’s great for cricket in the region that a Bombala side is featuring in the competition this season.
“There’s been lots of hard work from a number of the Bombala lads to get a side up and running. Bombala has had many fine cricketers over the years and it’s fantastic they can now play for their home town,” Williams said.
“The rest of the competition is looking forward to playing against Bombala. They’ll be a hard side to beat.”
Brad and Mark Tonks who will be key players for the side have helped drive Bombala’s cricket renaissance.
Brad Tonks was one of the competition’s star batsmen last year and will be again looking for a big season with the bat.
Bombala will play the majority of their home games at Nimmitabel and a few matches in Delegate. They’ll launch their season against Dalgety in Nimmitabel on Saturday, October 14.
Other round 1 fixtures will see a grand final rematch between premiers Jindabyne, and the Aussie Hotel, while Coffey’s are at Rotary Oval against Peak View Jerangle.
In representative cricket, the Monaro side will take on some of the ACT’s best cricketers in T20 action on October 6 and 7.
The side will compete for the ACT Cricket Division 2 T20 trophy. A strong side is expected to take the field with a number of the Monaro’s leading cricketers confirmed to play.