Rain causes several draws in Combined T20
Date of Event : Wed Jan 2, 2019 11:37AM
Breakers reserve wicketkeeper-batter Hannah Trethewy was set to lead Campbelltown-Camden in a double-header at Raby Oval No. 2 on Sunday in the Combined T20 competition but the wet weather unfortunately intervened.

Rain hampered play in the majority of matches scheduled for the McDonald’s Women’s Premier Cricket First and Second Grade Combined T20 competition on Sunday.

Only two matches were able to be completed during rounds 10 and 11 due to the wet weather.

Both took place at Howell Oval. Gordon Blue defeated Penrith by four wickets in the first fixture, while the Panthers overcame Gordon Red in the second match by seven wickets.

The win to Gordon Blue meant it remained undefeated at the top of the Combined T20 table.

The Combined T20 now pauses for the Christmas and New Year period. It resumes on 13 January with two rounds, to be held on that Sunday, before the Grand Final.

The top two teams in the competition will play off for the First and Second Grade Combined T20 title on January 20.

Another two wickets for Isabella Fitzgibbon on Sunday kept the Gordon Blue spinner at the top of the list of leading wicket takers for the Combined T20.

Fitzgibbon returned 2-12 from three overs in the win over Penrith. It took her to 13 scalps for the competition at 6.5. Emma Doutreband (2-5) was the other multiple wicket taker for Gordon Blue against the Panthers.

Penrith was restricted to 8/76 from its 20 overs and, in reply, Gordon Blue achieved victory within 13 overs. The victors finished 6/78.

Later in the day, NSW Metro Under 15 captain Claire Moore was terrific with bat and ball for Penrith.

Moore collected 2-0 from one over and made 48 not out in the victory over Gordon Red. Chelsea Davis also claimed 3-16 from four overs in the win for the Panthers.

Gordon Red was bowled out for 97 which Penrith chased down with four balls to spare.

Seven of the nine matches scheduled for Sunday were abandoned.

Both Gordon teams played only one of their two scheduled fixtures for Sunday, due to the wet weather preventing any play at Raby Oval No. 2, where Campbelltown-Camden was to host.

The back-to-back to matches for Bankstown Sports at Bankstown Oval against Universities Gold and Universities Blue were declared draws.

Likewise, the double-header for Parramatta against both Universities’ sides next door at Grahame Thomas Oval were abandoned, and points shared.

The match between Sydney and Northern District was also drawn.

On Saturday, in the Third Grade Grand Final, Gordon made 111 batting first against St George-Sutherland before rain ended the match and no result was achieved.

Gordon were declared champions as a result of finishing the regular season as minor premiers.

In the first rounds of T20 matches for the Under 18 Brewer Shield, Manly-Warringah were defeated Sydney, but won the second match of its double header at Manly Oval against Gordon.

Earlier in the day, Gordon defeated UTS North Sydney at Killara Park in the Sixers Conference.

Parramatta won its local derby against Penrith by nine wickets at Merrylands Park. St George-Sutherland also overcame Universities at home.

Northern District Gold drew both its match against Northern District Blue and Sydney on Sunday due to the inclement weather. The match between Campbelltown-Camden and Bankstown was also abandoned.

David Gavin

Last updated: Wednesday January 2, 2019 11:38AM