Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Move over Twenty20

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Move over Twenty20

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Byline: Rhys O'Neill

EVENT co-organiser Mark Horton says fans can expect 'big hits and a very fast match' when the annual Lower Clarence Six-a-side Cricket Competition hits off today.

In a format that makes twenty20 cricket look like a dull test match, the five overs-a-side event will consist of 16 teams taking part in 45-minute contests from 1pm to 7pm at Wherrett Park.

That means action should be fast and furious, and fun for the spectators.

Teams, including Horton's Maclean Bowling Club, will be drawn into four pools before a series of knockout matches to decide the overall champion.

With players from all grades of cricket competing - and teams from far and wide - Horton says it will be a fun day for both participants and fans.

"It's a big thing on the cricket calendar in Maclean," he said.

"It's a chance for the first, second and third grade players to all be involved together on the same day.

"People can expect a lot of big hits and a very fast match. …

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