Rain pushes cricket back one week

RAIN clouds have claimed a major scalp with next Saturday’s planned commencement of Coffs Harbour’s cricketing summer pushed back one week.

District Association secretary Tony Mainey said the decision was commonsense.

“Unfortunately it can’t be helped and while the rain is predicted to clear by the weekend, this way we have an extra few days for the wickets to dry,” he said.

“The competition will now start on Saturday, October 16.”

President Ken Robinson said the game on that day is likely to be a one-dayer.

“We’ll talk to the clubs to get a final decision,” he said.

“To balance things out, we’ll probably make the corresponding round next time into two days, even if it means playing Saturday and Sunday.”



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