The Macleay Valley Cricket Association has a new president for the remainder of the 2019/20 season as Carlos Peters was voted into the role at a special meeting last Tuesday night.
Peters, who has successfully helped increase player numbers as the president of Rovers, intends to use his experience to improve the playing stocks in the local region.
"Player numbers have dropped over the last 2-3 years and it's something the association needs to address so we can get more people back on the park," Peters told the Argus.
"Rovers as a club have put in a lot of effort and have been able to treat it as a bit of a business and build the club. I want to be able to offer the same to the association and help other clubs build too."
Peters plans to set goals an implement changes immediately.
"I will sit down with the local cricket executive and Cricket NSW and make a strategic plan," Peters said.
"We don't want to make a lot of changes but there has to be some and clear goals we are working towards."
Peters didn't rule out staying in the role for more than this season.
"I think at this stage, I will see out this year and if everyone can get on the same page then I will look at something more long-term," he said.
The local competition has been abandoned for the past two weeks because of the poor air quality from the bushfires burning west of Kempsey.
A final decision hasn't been made on the round of action for this weekend.
"It's a high likelihood that juniors will be cancelled because the smoke sits low in the morning before the wind starts in the afternoon," Peters said.
"So there's more chance the seniors will play. They will head to the ground and it will be up to the umpires on whether the air quality is safe to play."
Stuarts Point/Eungai are scheduled to take on Rovers while South West Rocks will face Nulla in first grade.
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