The Grampians Cricket Association has swiftly announced some major changes to remainder of the junior season in the wake of Victoria's lockdown restrictions being lifted.
In the under-13 competition, the association has cancelled all remaining under-13 games and declared Halls Gap Cricket Club the winners of the Narram Narram Shield, as they sit nine points clear on top of the ladder.
The league said because "we know quite a few of the under-13's fill places in the under-16 competition" they decided to finish the season with one round still remaining.
In the under-16 competition, the league has decided the grand final will be played this Sunday, February 21.
The games originally scheduled for the January 29, which were rescheduled to February 19, will be played with Swifts-Great Western playing St Andrews at North Park and Halls Gap playing Tatyoon at Halls Gap.
Following these games, the top two teams will clash at Central Park, Stawell on Sunday, February 21, starting at 10am with the association providing umpires and balls for the 40 over per side match.
The association would like to extend an invitation to the Halls Gap under 13 players, coaches and parents to the under 16 Grand Final for the presentation of the shield. This presentation will take place after the game.
The league congratulated all teams across both grades "for a great season and following and navigating some new and interesting rules and regulations we have had to deal with for the 2020/21 season".
In the senior grades, the league said "the last round of cricket can be played as scheduled".
The league said teams should start organising themselves, preparing grounds and pitches from Wednesday and Thursday, but reminded teams no training can take place until at least Thursday.
All teams are reminded to keep the Covid-19 protocols in place including sign in and out codes/sheets and sanitiser and wipes available for use.
On Monday the league announced a range of plans to deal with the challenges of finishing the senior season after the Victorian Government implemented lockdown restrictions around the state late last week.
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