First grade cricket action gets underway around the Hastings

The Westport Club HRDCA cricket season 2019/20 gets underway this Saturday.

With the Ashes safely tucked in our back pocket, Australian cricket is ready to roll out the next generation of cricket super stars.

This begins in cricket associations all around Australia as our true national sport hits the turf for the summer.

The first grade competition has seven teams teams competing this season.

This grade features the best of our young players showcasing their talent for a position in the Premier League.

To guide these players, you will find some of the best cricketers produced in our region over the last 15 to 20 years.

We have teams from Comboyne-Kendall, Wauchope RSL, Bonny Hills-Lake Cathie, Beechwood, Port Macquarie Magpies, Port Macquarie Pirates and Macquarie.

It is heartening to see clubs from the region participating in the competition.

Games this weekend are played at Laurieton Oval, Oxley Oval and Andrews Park so you can sit back and enjoy cricket close to you.