Melville will host South Perth to kick off the 2016-17 WA Premier Cricket season

Melville will host South Perth to kick off the 2016-17 WA Premier Cricket season

MELVILLE will host South Perth at Tompkins Park in round one of the 2016-17 WA Premier Cricket.

Released this week, the season fixtures reveal the Storm are away to Claremont-Nedlands in round two before facing neighbours Willetton in a derby at Tompkins Park in round three.

The grand final will be played at the WACA Ground across two days on Saturday and Sunday 25-26 March 2017.

The one day league grand final will be played on Sunday, March 5.

The First and Second Grade fixtures include 15 games, with eight one-day fixtures and seven two-day fixtures.

The season will run in five blocks – four one-day matches, four two-day matches, three one-day matches, three two-day matches and a final round of 50-over matches before finals.

Among the features is a Round Five Grand Final re-match between reigning premiers Rockingham-Mandurah and Fremantle at Lark Hill.

The first day of Round 14 has also been tentatively scheduled as a ‘Past Players’ Round’ across the competition.

The Third and Fourth Grade fixtures include 13 games, with six one-day fixtures and seven two-day fixtures.

The Colts fixtures include five rounds, with 17 teams competing including the Country XI.

The three groups have been split based on last year’s performance into groups of six, six and five.

Full fixtures are available on MyCricket.