By Sam Watson

THE easing of restrictions in regional Victoria saw many local cricket clubs return to the nets on Saturday morning.

Some clubs had briefly trained in indoor nets before the most recent lockdown, but their season preparations have since been put on hold.

With an exciting Leongatha and District Cricket Association season in the offing, clubs will be trying their best to get their players firing on all cylinders when the first ball is bowled.

Tennis courts were also opened on Friday and golf courses were as busy as ever on Saturday morning.