THE Leeton District Cricket Association's one-day competition will officially get underway this weekend.
While cooler conditions are expected, compared to Friday's expected top of 43 degrees, play may still be affected by the current smoke that continues to shroud the area.
Should the smoke be determined as too much of a health issue, matches will be called off on Saturday.
Until then, teams are preparing for their first one-day games of the season after seeing off the Twenty20 fixture before Christmas.
Yanco were able to take the A grade honours in that format, while the L&D CC took out the B grade title.
Several challenges will likely present themselves to all teams, with B grade games now being held at a different location to A grade due to the change in format.
In Twenty20, the A and B grade games were held at the same ground, allowing clubs to effectively draw on players from both grades to fill their sides.
However, the LDCA will be hopeful of each club filling every grade.
A grade this weekend will have the L&D Ferrets taking on the Narrandera Carpheads at Mark Taylor Oval in what will be an interesting encounter. Both teams will be vying to get their one-day competition hopes off to a good start. Yanco will sit this weekend out with the bye.
In B grade at Narrandera Park, the Carpheads will face off with the Yanco Stags. Narrandera in particular across both grades will aim to set the groundwork for a finals appearance after missing out in the Twenty20 fixtures. Both games start at 1pm.
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