Following a week’s hiatus resulting from the Greater Darwin Area lockdown, Cricket 365 returns this weekend with a Saturday and Sunday doubleheader.


The postponed matches from round two of the TIO Men’s Strike League one day series have been rescheduled for Saturday 3 July which will see the Southern Storm take on Desert Blaze at Cazalys Arena from 10:30am, while the Northern Tide and City Cyclones will battle it out at DXC Arena from 12pm.


Attention then turns to round three action on Sunday 4 July where the City Cyclones face off against the Southern Storm at Cazalys Arena from 10:30am, followed by the Desert Blaze and Northern Tide taking the field at DXC Arena for a day/night fixture from 1:30pm.


All matches will be played in accordance the directives issued earlier today by the NT Government and Chief Health Officer following the lifting of the lockdown.


Crowds at each match will be capped at 500 people in line with NT Cricket’s COVID-19 event safety plan and patrons will need to bring along a face mask for instances where socially distancing may not be possible, such as when lining up at a food and beverage outlet.


Speaking ahead of the resumption of cricket this weekend NT Cricket CEO Joel Morrison encouraged people to adhere to the restrictions that remain in place.


“It’s great to have cricket back in action this weekend and we’d like to acknowledge the work undertaken by the NT Government and front line workers to keep the community safe and get us to this position so quickly.


“We understand it is a privilege to get back on the field this weekend and we encourage everyone to keep playing their part by following the restrictions that remain in place.


“Cricket will look and feel a little different this weekend but it’s important that we all do what is necessary to keep the community safe.”