Armidale Cricket release fixtures

NEW SEASON: Shane Wolfenden in action for Guyra in the previous 2018-19 season.
NEW SEASON: Shane Wolfenden in action for Guyra in the previous 2018-19 season.

Armidale and District Cricket Association have released the draw for the coming season.

Round one of the first grade competition on October 19 will see Guyra play Hillgrove at Ted Mulligan Oval and City face Easts at The Armidale School's backfield.

Ex-Services have the bye.

In second grade, TAS and City will collide on the school's Wakefield ground while Easts and Guyra will face off at Newling 1.

Third grade will see Hillgrove play Servies at Newling 2, City face Easts at Jack Vallance and Guyra play TAS at the Truckstop.

With the ongoing drought, first grade will be the only division played on turf.

"The association is very grateful for TAS for giving up their field for first grade," Armidale District Cricket president Mike Porter said.

"Their second grade will be playing on synthetic at Wakefield all year unless something happens.

"They have been very generous in doing that for us."

Armidale have also withdrawn from the top tier War Veteran's Cup representative competition.

They will field a team in the Connolly Cup competition with the first game in Walcha on October 27.