The 102nd tournament will see a total of 38 teams across five divisions square off to be crowned the best in country WA.

Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association will be out to defend their A-section title after breaking a 16-year drought last season.

Eastern Goldfields completed a dominant carnival when they defeated Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association by 54 runs at the WACA Ground.

Associations will play three qualifying matches in their four team division before cross division semi-finals on Thursday 21 January with the all important grand finals and relegation finals on the Friday.

The A-section final will once again be held at the iconic WACA Ground.

WACA Area Manager Country Steve Philippe said he expected a high standard of cricket across the annual five-day competition.

“With the unfortunate pausing of the Toyota Australian Country Cricket Championships this season, the silver lining is many of our State’s best country cricketers will now be available for Senior Country Week,” he said.

“Senior Country Week will see not only some fantastic cricket but also leads to many lifelong friendships on and off the field.”