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Cricket | All local games washed out

Article Category  Sport
Date Published  Sunday, February 2 2020
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Cricket | All local games washed out
All games in the Horsham Cricket Association were washed out on Saturday after Horsham received more than 40 mm and Nhill recorded 60 mm over Friday night making the turf pitches and ground unplayable.

Blackheath-Dimboola A grade

The last two rounds of Twenty20 games were to be played with Blackheath-Dimboola listed to play both Rupanyup-Minyip and Horsham Saints but will all games abandoned.

Next week the competition moves back into two-day mode for the last three rounds before the finals with the Bulls scheduled to make the road trip to the foothills of the Grampians to take on Laharum.

When they met in the first round of the season back in October, also on Laharum’s home ground, the Bulls comfortably won a one-day game by 19 runs, and they have winnable games against Noradjuha Toolondo Bullants and Colts to round out the season.

West Wimmera Warriors B grade

The B grade Warriors also were to play two Twenty20 games, against Horsham Saints and Jung Tigers, and although they went into the round almost ensured of a place in the top two, with all games abandoned they have remained in top spot.

With all preliminary rounds in this format now completed the Warriors have qualified for the grand final which will be played on the Horsham City Oval on in two weeks’ time, on Sunday, February 16, after already qualifying for the One-Day grand final on March 8 against Homers.

Two-Day cricket resumes next weekend when the Warriors will welcome Lubeck-Murtoa to Davis Park in Nhill where they will work on consolidating their hold on the top rung of this ladder.

West Wimmera Warriors C grade

After all games were washed out the C grade Warriors have not played a game since December having also had a bye last week, so they will be looking forward to finally getting back on the field next Saturday when they will host Laharum at Menzies Park in Jeparit in a one-day game.

This team has also qualified for the Twenty20 grand final in their grade, and are currently in third place on the one-day ladder, but will be needing for a few wins in the last six games to remain in the top four to qualify for the semi-finals and the chance of winning through to the grand final in this format also.

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