Lake Mac Attack will have the chance to defend their men's T20 Regional Bash title this season with the statewide competition intending to proceed in 2020-21.
Coronavirus restrictions have seen a change to the format, with all matches now returning to knockout status and being played in four-team hubs from the end of next month.
Lake Mac Attack and 2017-18 champions Newcastle Blasters are drawn in different pools, meaning both sides could progress to top-four finals at the SCG later this summer.
The annual tournament is set to get underway at Port Macquarie on October 25 with the Newcastle Blasters, Macquarie Coast Stingers, Coffs Coast Chargers and Northern Rivers Rock grouped together.
Lake Mac Attack will follow at Scone on November 1 along with Hunter Hitmen, Central Coast Rush and Northern Inland Bolters.
Bathurst (Illawarra Flames, South Coast Crew, Orana Outlaws, Central West Wranglers) and Wagga Wagga (Border Bullets, ACT Aces, Murrumbidgee Rangers, Wagga Wagga Sloggers) are the other venues for preliminary rounds on November 1 and 8 respectively.
In the women's T20 Regional Bash the Newcastle Blasters have been pitted against the Coffs Coast Chargers at Port Macquarie on October 25.
Meanwhile, the Tom Locker Cup draw has been released by Newcastle District Cricket Association with reigning one-day premiers Hamilton-Wickham due to meet Wallsend on the weekend of October 10-11. Last year's finalists Wests take on Merewether.
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