The Victorian Country Cricket League has confirmed white balls will be used at next year’s Melbourne Country Week.
Last month it was announced Dukes balls would replace the Platypus ones used for the 2018 carnival, though it was understood the ball would still be red.
President Kelvin White said he believed the decision to change to a white ball would be well received by all players.
"It was part of the transition from the old rules to the new rules," he said.
"There has been a lot of enthusiasm for what we have done over the two or three years in almost modernising the rules to pretty much what the guys see on television.
"We went to the 50 over rules closely associated with the premier one day rules I suppose.
"So the next stage was into coloured clothing and the use of white balls."
Brierly-Christ Church captain-coach Mark Murphy, who used the Dukes balls when playing in England, applauded the decision when announced in November.
White said the other comments from clubs and associations was of similar nature and the VCCL was confident the new balls would prove their worth.
"So far the reports have been very good," he said.
"We went through an extensive tendering process to partner with Dukes and they have been used with our under 21 championships where the feedback has been very positive."
The draw for Melbourne Country Week is set to be released in the coming weeks.