Rain rattles cricket

December 06, 2017

The constant rain experienced in the region on Friday night meant officials had to abandon all cricket early Saturday morning, with the forecast later in the day not looking any better.

The weekend’s cancellation of matches is the first complete washout for the season with other rain effected weekends only influencing some matches in the competition.

In Corowa’s first season in the CAW association, all grades have started off well with four out of five sides featuring in the top four, including B Grade and Under 16s Blue sitting on top undefeated.

With just the two games left before the Christmas break, all sides will be aiming to go into the break in similar spots, with finals a possibility for all grades.

Nathan Rhodes has been leading A Grade with 147 runs along with a handy 11 wickets, featuring a five-wicket haul against Kiewa.

Jarred Lane has been the other standout, starting the year with 143 runs.

Brady Bartlett has been reliable with the ball also claiming 10 wickets with a tidy 16.10 average.

B Grade would have been a match of first versus second on the ladder and given each side a good indication on where they stand in the season so far, with Corowa two games clear.

The strength of the success from B Grade has come from both the bat and the ball with the team accumulating more than one thousand runs and 52 wickets taken to date, the highest in the grade.

Leading the side with the ball has been Greg Burgess with 10 wickets at an average of just 7.4 runs and Luke Backhouse following with 7 wickets.

Lochie Conboy has been one of the more consistent performers with the bat amassing 181 runs at an average of 36.

Billy Raggett has had the biggest impact in C Grade leading the competition with two centuries and 300 runs in just three innings, including smashing 140 against North Albury. Deaken Clancy is equal leading wicket taker with 9.

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