Rivalries on hold to ensure Alberton Cricket Association legacy lives on

Rivalries have been put aside to ensure a competition dating back to the 1830s will live on.

Rivalries on hold to ensure Alberton Cricket Association legacy lives on

Rivalries have been put aside to ensure a competition dating back to the 1830s will live on.

The Alberton Cricket Association (ACA) in Gippsland was a thriving competition in its prime but an ageing demographic and reduction in work opportunities in the region saw a nine-team league dwindle to just three in recent seasons.

But surviving clubs Devon, Tarraville and Devon North have joined forces to form the Yarram and District Cricket Club that will play in the Traralgon and District Cricket Association and help preserve the history of the ACA.

The club will adopt the ‘Pelicans’ nickname, the same nickname the ACA used when it travelled to Melbourne for Country Week, and will field three senior XIs.

Memorabilia will also be on display at the home of each club.

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