Cricket Albury Wodonga chairman Michael Erdeljac has vigorously defended the decision to play in the region's heavy smoke haze on Friday.
Seven games were completed on day two, while six were either called off after starting or didn't start at all.
"We spoke to the umpire, two coaches, the parents and the children themselves before allowing play to proceed," Erdeljac said.
We spoke to the umpire, two coaches, the parents and the children themselves before allowing play to proceed ... if it got too bad, common sense came into play and we called it off. At no point, in our opinion, did we put any child at risk.- CAW's Michael Erdeljac
"If any team had an asthmatic we spoke to the coaches. The coaches also rotated the kids, we had drinks every 10 overs and we played in quarters (one team bats 20 overs and then the second team faces 20 overs).
"If it got too bad, common sense came into play and we called it off.
"At no point, in our opinion, did we put any child at risk."
Albury had an air quality index (AQI) reading on Friday morning of 1010, more than five times the 200 reading the NSW Department of Health deems hazardous to human health.
"Certainly for most people they're not going to experience a great deal more than sore eyes, nose and throat and a bit of a cough, but if you do have pre-existing conditions like asthma or emphysema, it can be hazardous because it can make those conditions worse," NSW Health director of environmental health Dr Richard Broome said.
"Our advice is people should avoid outdoor physical activity as much as possible when there's thick smoke in the air."
CAW has both smoke and heat policies with Saturday's play called off, given the forecast of a record-breaking 46 degrees.
Country Week will resume on Sunday and finish on Monday.
Grounds at Tallangatta, Myrtleford, Mount Beauty and Beechworth won't be used and there could be other changes.
"In the under 14s and 15, instead of one-off finals, we might play the final rounds and then declare the winner," Erdeljac said.
The completed results from Friday will stand.
At under 15 level, Wangaratta Gold defeated CAW Country.
CAW's Jordan Croker top-scored with 34 in the 4-104.
Gold's Will Ashton (57 not out) and Luke Grady (51no) shared a 116-run stand.
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