Big plans for LCCA under new president
A BIGGER and better cricket competition may be coming to the Lower Clarence this summer.
More teams may grace the first-grade pitches, and an improved approach to the running of the competition could lift the Lower Clarence Cricket Association to new heights.
It is currently only the hope of LCCA president Tim McMahon, who previously led Harwood's premier league team in the Clarence River Cricket Association competition.
McMahon outlined his key aims yesterday, placing a heavy emphasis on the development of junior players and guiding them through the ranks.
"We want to encourage a few more younger blokes to get involved with running and playing the game a bit more," McMahon said.
"There also has to be a bit more formality in the competition."
If those two changes are implemented it is easy to suggest the Lower Clarence first-grade competition could match that of its Grafton-based rival.
The Lower Clarence representative team had the wood on CRCA last season, and made the final four in the Country Plate.
That remarkable run is something McMahon, who is yet to confirm if he has hung the gloves up for the good, said he was keen to improve upon.
"We'll be looking to push that again under Luke Many," McMahon said.
"We should still be in the Plate because we are a pretty small association."
Harwood will field a team in both the LCCA and CRCA competitions in the 2013-14 season.
President: Tim McMahon
Secretary: Dave Johnson
Treasurer: Mike Emanuel