Following the previous dismal season, the Association decided to continue nominally but to abandon all competitions for the 1909-10 season. Only three clubs affiliated with the Association and these were allowed to arrange their own matches. Their cricket was played on an "irregular and go-as-you- please" basis.
Another district club "went under" when Western Division disbanded at the start of the season. It was replaced by a private club - the Maitland I. Zingari CC.
The decline of Maitland cricket was plainly evident when the Hunter River DCA representative team was thrashed by Newcastle in one of the inter-district matches by 475 to 166, with A A Burke of Newcastle scoring 201.