Excellent competitions despite unusual ending

Charlie Mitton and Harrison Starr set up a win for Grenfell during a match against Valleys in the regular season.
Charlie Mitton and Harrison Starr set up a win for Grenfell during a match against Valleys in the regular season.

Cowra District Cricket President Greg Carlick has said 2019/20 had been an excellent season of cricket despite its controversial ending.

In an eleventh hour announcement, posted on Facebook, Grenfell was handed the B Grade premiership following disagreement with a decision to award a joint premiership to both sides.

Addressing the season overall, Garlick said they had seen good things from all sides.

"I thought B Grade was fantastic, we saw some really good cricket and there was some good young kids playing which was exciting," he said.

"We're massively thankful for the effort that Grenfell put in with two sides, we lost a side in Canowindra and could've gone back to four teams but Grenfell putting in two teams was huge for the competition.

"So we are very indebted to them.

"As for first grade it was really well run, it was a really close competition it went right down to the wire for the top three teams that went trough - Valleys were equal and very close to a finals berth and Raptors beat most teams in the comp throughout the year so they could have featured as well.

"So it was two really good competitions," he said

Speaking earlier in the week to the Cowra Guardian he said it had been tough at times to organise the 2019/20 season.

"We didn't even have an AGM this year, we tried twice and didn't have enough people," he said.

"We do not have a secretary, we do not have a treasurer and we do not have a vice president.

"We have a President in myself, a Rep Coordinator in Scott Wilson and Rep Captain in Mick Cutale.

"They were the three people that helped out all year, Mark Ryan the former treasurer was a massive help but other than that no one wanted to put their hand up and still expected things to be done," he said.

The decision to award Grenfell the premiership also heralded the end of Garlick's time as President, announcing his decision in the Facebook post.

In the post, Garlick said he was going to chair an AGM in mid July and if the President's role wasn't filled, he would not take it on again.

"There is a lot of work to be done it costs nearly $8000 in fees to council," he said.

"That's before we get cricket balls for the rep team, uniforms for the rep team, insurance for clubs or trophies for presentation.

"All these things need to be organised, there are plenty of things that go into it.

"So we'll be looking at an AGM around July and that will allow people to, before sides are nominated, get an idea of who's involved in Cowra cricket."