While the big boys had the weekend off, the junior cricketers carried on regardless. Sawtell Sharks under-13 batsman Jake Murph
While the big boys had the weekend off, the junior cricketers carried on regardless. Sawtell Sharks under-13 batsman Jake Murph

Great weather for ducks ?



MIDWEEK wet weather played havoc with the final round of Coffs Harbour District Cricket with all matches on the weekend abandoned.

Association secretary Tony Mainey said with all four turf wickets out of action and the pecking order already established, the decision had been made early to call off the round, allowing the top four finishers ample time to prepare for the final weeks of battle.

For the record, Sawtell finished the season with a win over arch-rivals Nana Glen while the clash between Diggers Ex-Services and Park Beach Bowling Club Colts ended in a draw.

But the greatest disappointment came with the declaration of a draw between Coffs Hotel Tigers and Bellingen.

The Magpies, who have battled away with a young squad of eager learners all summer, had been presented with the opportunity of cracking their maiden win of the season.

But thanks to the washout, now they'll never know.

Mainey said a meeting tonight will ratify the final placings and allocate venues for the first weekend of finals.

"Sawtell as minor premiers will most likely choose Richardson Park for the game against Diggers Ex-Services," he said.

"Colts will be placed third and they'll have a choice of grounds for where they can host Nana Glen."



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