Cricket washed out
ALL cricket has been cancelled in Gympie this weekend.
Gympie Cricket Association president Troy Rowlands said yesterday all senior and junior cricket had been called off on account of the rain and saturated playing fields, including A-grade, Gympie Gold, and 20/20 finals and All Stars matches.
Rowlands inspected the pitch at Albert Park yesterday morning - a futile exercise as the rain continued to fall and the ducks and ibises jockeyed for space on the field.
The 20/20 All Stars game scheduled for tonight has been deferred until Saturday, March 3.
The A-grade 20/20 final will now be held from 6.45pm on Saturday, February 4, and the reserve grade 20/20 final from 6.45pm on Saturday, February 11.
A special 20/20 event - Pink Stumps Day - will take place in Gympie on Saturday, February 18, with the Gympie Devils All Stars taking on the Gympie All Stars, and a smattering of celebrities taking the field.
More details on this in Tuesday's Gympie Times.
Meanwhile, the rain has resulted in three first innings wins in Gympie's A-grade and Sunshine Coast A-grade contests.
All teams who took the points will no doubt be disappointed as they were in positions to take outright wins if play had gone ahead this weekend.
The Gympie Offroad Gold XI bowled Tewantin out for 49 in their first innings clash last weekend, and then went on to make 167 runs.
Harlequins will take a first innings win over Valleys after bowling Valleys out for 48 and going on to make 201 runs.
Wests played Colts last weekend, making 149 runs before bowling Colts out for 39, so also claiming a first innings win.