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Monday, March 8, 2021

Mother Nature intervenes again

The Cessnock District Cricket Association was yet again affected by rain at the weekend, with just the one second grade match starting at Allandale.

This was a top-of-the-table clash between the Wine Country Wood Ducks and defending premiers Chelmsford Hotel.

In the end, Chelmsford claimed victory via the Duckworth-Lewis method by one run after a downpour halted play during the second innings.

Chelmsford batted first and were dismissed inside 36 overs for 98, with opener Gundeep Gill the Wanderers’ best with 18.

Tail-enders Josh Hunter (16) and Matt Turnbull (12) also made handy contributions in the tricky conditions.

Brendan Briedenhann was the home side’s best with the two-piece, bagging 5-31 off his 7.4 overs.

Luke Jeans chipped in with 2-12 off six.

The Wood Ducks were 5-65 in reply when the rain came, with openers Cameron Ashe (27) and Jayden O’Connor (12no) showing some steel.

Arron Follan (3-23 off 9.2) and Hayden Ridley 2-14 off 9) picked up the wickets for Chelmsford.

Wine Country finished a single run behind on Duckworth Lewis at this stage.    

  • by Mark Bercini

Cessnock District Cricket Association 2020-21 points tables

First grade: Greta/Branxton 35*, Bellbird 30*, Wine Country 30, Piranhas 25, Mulbring 22*

Second grade: Chelmsford Hotel 62**, Wine Country 50***, Bellbird 47**, Greta/Branxton 43***, Piranhas 34***

  • byes received, 0 points allocated

Third grade: Bellbird 62, Wine Country White 62, Piranhas 59, Wine Country Blue 57, Greta/Branxton 55, Mulbring 51

Fourth grade: Chelmsford Hotel 63*, Bellbird Maroon 59*, Bellbird White 58**,  Greta/Branxton Blue 57**, Cessnock Hotel 54*, Wine Country 47**, Greta/Branxton White 43*, Supporters 43*, Piranhas 39**

  • byes received, 0 points allocated

Club championship: Greta/Branxton 512.40, Wine Country 504.70, Bellbird 501.90, Piranhas 403.90

Club championship formula: First grade x 7, second grade x 3.5, third grade x 1.4, fourth grade x 0.7

NB: The team with the higher total points in grades where clubs have more than one side will contribute to the club championship

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