Murray Valley cricketers are facing a bumper weekend of play after the weekend’s action was abandoned under the association’s extreme heat policy.By Patrick O'Meara
Murray Valley cricketers are facing a bumper weekend of play after the weekend’s action was abandoned under the association’s extreme heat policy.
The MVCA was set to resume after the Christmas break on Saturday with the first day of two-day games before its Twenty20 competition yesterday.
On Friday the association cancelled all games across the weekend under rule 15.7, which states all senior games shall be abandoned if the forecast temperature for game day on the Weatherzone website at 6
The executive determined the Twenty20 competition would be postponed in the wake of the regular competition’s play being abandoned.
The two-day matches revert to one-day matches this Saturday.
Cobram-Yarroweyah United meets Barooga at Cobram’s Scott Oval, Strathmerton takes on Nathalia at Strathmerton, Cobram faces Waaia at Cobram Showgrounds, Katunga clashes with Katamatite at Katunga, Tocumwal meets Berrigan at Tocumwal and Finley has the bye.
The Twenty20 competition will be staged at Barooga on Sunday.
Cricket Shepparton also abandoned all play for Saturday, in line with its extreme heat policy, which states matches shall be cancelled if the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a maximum temperature of 42°C at about 5
The forecast was for 42°C.
The association opted against enforcing a separate rule, 2.2, which allows the board of directors to alter the program in respect to dates and grounds if necessary.
It had been floated that A-grade games could be shifted to yesterday, where the forecast was 39°C.
Saturday would have been the final round of the one-day competition, with three teams in line to earn a final berth against Central Park-St Brendan’s.
Karramomus, Mooroopna and Numurkah were all equal on points on the Cricket Shepparton one-day ladder heading into the final clash, with Karramomus facing Central Park-St Brendan’s and the latter two meeting each other.
The Bloods will progress because of their superior net run rate.
The final will be played at Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve on Sunday, February 3.
City of Greater Shepparton councillors have chosen not to provide support for the Slap Tomorrow forum on climate change to be held next month.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
Echuca East Primary School students had to remove dog poo before they could play a game of junior football at Echuca East Recreation Reserve on Friday.
The Elmore Events Centre has received a $500,000 grant which it will put towards the centre's $1.1 million upgrade.
Service groups, sporting groups, schools, businesses and the general public are being urged to get involved in the Salavation Army's Red Shield Appeal this weekend.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A fire on a historic bridge on the Heathcote Spring Plains Rd is being treated as suspicious.
Koonoomoo’s recovery from a tornado which hit the township in March is continuing — but this weekend the process will take on a lighter note.
The Roos, after losing four games in a row, have won their second straight with an 80-point thrashing of Picola United.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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