Coffs cricket adopts one-day approach
GROUND inspectors left their decisions until the last possible moment but foul weather has interfered with another round of Coffs Harbour District cricket.
Association boss Ken Robinson was hopeful late on Friday at least one first grade match and a handful of lower-grade fixtures might proceed at the weekend.
But persistent showers until the commencement time for play on Saturday and an inspection of the 14 wickets needed found no play was possible.
“All first and second-grade fixtures will revert to 45-over one-day matches,” Robinson said.
“These will start at 12.30pm next Saturday.”
Looking five days down the track there are signs that ‘Huey' might finally start smiling down on Coffs cricket.
Brett Dutschke of Weatherzone predicted the next few days look decidedly warmer as northerly winds develop, more typical of this time of year.
“It should get into the mid-20s every day this week and high-20s in the west,” he said.
“There will still be some moisture in the air, so showers are a chance on some days, even a storm.
“Looking into summer we can expect it to be cooler than normal overall.
“This is due to La Nina keeping up the feed of moist air, cloud and showers.
“It's not all gloom though as summer will still get its hot and sunny days ... but probably fewer of them compared to recent summers.”