At the start of the 1941-42 season, it was becoming increasingly difficult for the Association to continue with its competitions. Further enlistments, military duties, the increasing demands of war-time industry and petrol rationing were having a serious
effect on clubs.
After a doubtful start, a competition eventually did get underway with 6 teams in A grade and 7 in C grade. As only two entries - East Maitland and Thornton - were received for B grade, no competition was conducted in that grade. Instead, these two teams were included in C grade and were given a handicap - Thornton was to concede its opponents 20 runs per innings and East Maitland 15 runs.
However, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941, which brought the war and the threat of invasion much closer to Australia, it was decided to abandon the Association's competitions at the Christmas break.