Weather wreaks havoc

Wild weather meant only a few Traralgon and District Cricket Association matches were able to proceed on Saturday.

The league had been due to play the season’s first round of two-day games before downpours on Friday night and Saturday took their toll.

Only three A grade games got started – with one being washed out after 14 overs.

As a result of the weather, Churchill’s clash with Gormandale, Toongabbie’s tussle with Rovers and Ex Students‘ game against Traralgon West will be one day games next week.

Ex Students and Traralgon West managed to make a start before play was abandoned after 14 overs.

CATS v Centrals

AFTER a half an hour delay, CATS won the toss and sent Centrals in to bat at Traralgon’s Stoddart Park.

CATS struck early to have Centrals 2/12 with Dean Rode (0) and Brenton Ould (10) the batsman to find themselves back in the sheds.

Mark Rawson (34) and Sam Gray (16 not out) added 41 before the dangerous Rawson, who was starting to hit some big sixes, was dismissed.

Corey Pollard went for three runs, while Stuart Brooks (20 not out) managed to post a score in trying conditions.

Blustery winds and rain caused delay after delay and play was eventually abandoned with 44 overs bowled for the day, with Centrals 4/87.

CATS bowled some good lines with Toby Eastburn and Brad Foster both sharing two wickets each. Centrals will now have 35 overs to bat and CATS 45 to somehow conjure a result.

Glengarry v Imperials

IMPERIALS won the toss and sent Glengarry in to bat on its home turf in a decision that proved costly.

Sam Marks and Alistair Jenkin batted well to put on 97 before Jenkin was out for 55.

Marks went 20 runs later for a well-made 58.

When play was halted Glengarry was in the box seat at 2/145 after 47 overs.

With 33 overs to bat Glengarry will post a good total Imperials will only make if it bats well.

C grade

SOME play was possible in C grade, with Toongabbie smashing up 141 in 34.5 overs in its match against Centrals at the Toongabbie Village Green.

In response, Centrals was all out for 51 in 25 overs, with extras the top-scorer with 13 as none of the batsman managed to make it into double figures.

Imperials had an easy win over Glengarry, knocking up 133 in 35 overs.

Bradley Wells followed last round’s 73 against Ex Students with 47.

In response Glengarry was all out for 68 in 31 overs, with David Buhagiar the star with the ball – taking three wickets off his eight overs while conceding an astonishing one run.

Ex Students‘ clash against MTY Raiders effectively became a Twenty20 match when the Sharks skittled the Tigers for 47 in 20 overs.

William Rutherford was the destroyer for Ex Students, taking 5/9 off five overs.

The Sharks passed the total in nine overs for the loss of three wickets.

All B grade games were washed out.