SENIOR Leeton cricket appears to be dead in the water.
A senior competition as part of the Leeton District Cricket Association (LDCA) will not be going ahead this season.
The association had been looking for ways for some sort of competition for senior players to go ahead, but this has not eventuated.
Narrandera Cricket Club and Yanco Cricket Club have been granted entry into the Ardlethan-Barellan competition, while the L&D CC had been hoping to join with Coleambally in the Griffith senior fixture.
However, while some players may choose to still play for Coleambally, the club itself won't officially join with the Nomads.
The Leeton Soldiers Club Colts said it wasn't going to be able to field any teams. All of this has resulted in there being no senior competition for the foreseeable future.
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In some good news, all of the current junior competitions will be going ahead in their usual formats, with the hope being player ranks can be built up again for a return of senior competition in the coming years.
LDCA chairman John Warren said it was a disappointing result to not have a senior competition.
"Leeton was once a huge powerhouse for local cricket, so it is disappointing," he said.
"Hopefully we can bring it back, but once something is gone, it is hard. We'll be doing everything we can.
"We're hoping when the Ardlethan-Barellan competition has its break for harvest that we might be able to run some sort of social comp here for some of those players."
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