The 2020-21 Albany and Districts Cricket Association A-grade competition will consist of Twenty20 games for premiership points in one of the big changes from last season. Last season the T20 competition had no bearing on the season proper; however, this season’s T20 matches are worth three points and will go towards the final A-grade standings. Each team will play each other once in the T20 competition that starts on December 19 with a double header of fixtures, before another double header on January 9. The fifth and final round will be played on January 10 before the grand final at 2pm. Cobba’s Round to help raise awareness for mental health in honour of popular figure Greg Steel will be played in round five on November 28. There will be just one double header of games on Saturday and Sunday in the 50-over competition, on March 13 and 14, which is the last two rounds of the regular season. The finals system has also been given a shake-up, with only the top three to feature. The top team after 20 rounds will advance straight through to the grand final on Saturday, March 27, while second and third play off in a preliminary final on March 20. ADCA president Terry Eaton is looking forward to the season. “I’m absolutely looking forward to the season starting, hopefully there is some good cricket played,” Eaton said. “I hope the T20s changing to premiership points increases the attitude of players, there is a bit more incentive. “Having the bye is disappointing so we need to try and get as much cricket into our players as possible.” Both A-grade fixtures will be played on synthetic pitches for the opening round on Saturday.