Rain causes disappointing end to Maryborough versus Clunes clash

The highly anticipated end to the Maryborough versus Clunes match at the weekend was ruined by wet weather, with the match called off shortly after play began.

The clash was the first time the two sides had met in a two-day game since the 2017/18 grand final, where coincidentally Maryborough won the match after rain played havoc with the final and saw play reduced from two days to one.

Maryborough took to the crease first during this year’s round seven clash and had a decent run during the first weekend of the round, putting up a respectable score of 186 all out.

Helped considerably by 68 runs from Sam Bartlett and 83 from Martin Dell, the side took all day to rack up its final tally, and the weekend was Clunes’ chance to finally take its turn at the crease for the first time during the 2018/19 two-day season.

But fate had other plans and Clunes had no sooner set foot on the oval when it was discovered the pitch was waterlogged from Friday’s downpour.

For more on this story see Page 22 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, January 22

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