LISA Kennedy's time as president of the Shoalhaven District Cricket Association is over.
Kennedy resigned from her post at the SDCA's latest meeting.
"I stepped down as I felt I was put in an untenable position, where I had been elected president to take the association forward," she said.
"However, there was a lack of support from others and the clubs to also step up to the challenge and make changes.
"I felt my values and expectations of a president of a community organisation weren't aligned with others within Shoalhaven cricket.
"I also wasn't prepared to accept the legal and moral responsibilities which fall upon the president and executive of associations under state acts and sporting body's policies if others didn't follow."
With Kennedy, who will now take time away from the sport, stepping down, vice-president Ted Street has been appointed acting president for the time being - with the competition slated to start later this month.
Thing started to unravel less than a month into Kennedy's reign, as she started to reconsider her position.
"I started to assess my ability to lead and implement change when the executive team and supporting positions were essentially the same group of people as from previous years, wanting to do the same things the same old ways," Kennedy said.
"In my view, entrenched ways of doing things were limiting how we could progress things.
"I was not willing to put in extra work and energy to manage people and in some cases, deal with inappropriate and unacceptable behaviours by members, who may choose to accept as normal.
"In the end, we're all volunteers giving up our time and energy to help make cricket the best summer sport to play and watch but this would not be our direction without change."
For the competition to truly fulfil its potential, Kennedy knows what changes the SDCA needs to make.
"I feel we should recognise the work and efforts of past supporters and administrators for the contributions they have made over many years, however, there also comes a time to move on," she said.
"New people need to step up and form a team to fulfil the vision of the Shoalhaven District Cricket Association future directions project strategy to unite and inspire the cricket community in the region to grow the game."
Prior to this, it appeared the stars were all starting to align for the association.
They recently appointed their first ever administrator in Jackson Surman, which followed the unveiling of Kennedy as their new president - taking over from Craig Howsan.
"I accepted the nomination for SDCA president to give clubs a choice in how they would like to see the sport move forward," Kennedy, who has worked with North Nowra-Cambewarra during previous seasons, said.
"With the release of the Shoalhaven District Cricket Association future directions project strategy for 2020-2022 at the end of last season, the time was right to bring in new people to assist with running the association.
"Combining the right people with the right skills and new ideas along with experience, it was a great opportunity to make a difference and to get in and start implementing the actions in the strategy."
Since her appointment, Kennedy, her committee and the clubs had identified the issues of governance and administration as their key concern in the strategy - making it their initial focus.
"We worked with the new Shoalhaven secretarial administrator to update and release both senior and junior competition rules prior to the start-up of the competitions," she said.
"We also updated the constitution to reflect the targeted governance model for the executive and supporting sub-committees, while incorporating COVID-19 guidelines and requirements into our training and playing conditions.
"Engaging with umpires and bringing them back into the Shoalhaven cricket family was another priority we were working on.
"We can't play cricket without umpires.
"We need to work collaboratively as a team to improve cricket and make cricket more enjoyable for players, officials and administrators."