Grand finalist decided on points

RAINED OUT: Carr Confoy Park, Saturday morning, with no one in sight, instead of being alive with action and shouts of encouragement. Photo: Darryl Fernance
RAINED OUT: Carr Confoy Park, Saturday morning, with no one in sight, instead of being alive with action and shouts of encouragement. Photo: Darryl Fernance

Rain has quashed any hope of teams challenging for the right to play in next week's junior cricket grand finals.

Goulburn District Junior Cricket president Danny Yeadon said on Saturday morning that games had to be abandoned because of the rain.

“We had to make the call early to avoid parents and players having to travel in from out of town, only to be sent home again," he said.

"The grounds were simply too wet. Then just after we made the call, more rain started to fall and hasn't let up since.

“The decision means that instead of teams having one last crack at getting into the grand final, the top two teams on points, in each grade, will play each other next weekend to decide the champions.

“If in the event of these games having to be called off, and wet weather is predicted, the top team on points will win by default.” 

Next week in under 12s Wollondilly Green play Crookwell White; in u14s, Wollondilly Green play Wollondilly Gold; and in u16s, Crookwell play Wollondilly.

Since the return after Christmas, junior cricketers have missed out on as much, if not more, game time than they played, either because of rain or abandoned because of extreme heat. This has made it difficult for young players, with emerging talent, to really shine.