Colts cricketer Andy Batten.
Colts cricketer Andy Batten. Craig Warhurst

Cricket likely to be washed out

TODAY’S games in the Gympie Cricket competition look likely to be washed out, according to club president Bob Blackburn.

“It is not looking real good at the moment,” Blackburn said.

“There will definitely be no cricket at Albert Park, we can’t get on to prepare the wicket,” he said.

The One Mile Ovals aren’t looking much better for the Gympie Cricket Association, but a decision on play will not be made until this morning.

“We are hoping for a bit of sunshine in the morning (today) but it looks like there might be a lot more rain coming from up north,” Blackburn said.

Colts batsman Andy Batten is hoping for play to resume today.

Batten was not out on 51 at the end of play last week, likely heading for a big score.

However Harlequins Captain Peter Kross is the man with the most to lose from the wet weather.

Harlequins had Wests on the ropes last week and looked almost certain to get the points this weekend.

Harlequins made 191 with Mick Walsh top scoring on 75, while Wests in reply were 3 for 52 with danger man Neil McKean out caught Chandler of the bowling of Kross for two.

Kross said he was quietly confident of taking the game but his bowlers needed to perform in the middle.

All that looks doubtful now according to Blackburn.

He said Gympie had enough rain and it needed to start pouring in Adelaide. “The cricket’s shocking down there,” he said.

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