Rain has stumped any hope Australs batsman Paul Mathiesen had of playing today.
Rain has stumped any hope Australs batsman Paul Mathiesen had of playing today.

Big wet is not short of damage

MOTHER Nature is the big winner on the sporting fields of the Fraser Coast this weekend.

All cricket, both junior and senior, was called off yesterday with Maryborough’s Newtown Oval and Hervey Bay’s Keith Dunne Oval both too wet to play on following all the rain this week.

That means the regular round of the Fraser Coast Cricket A grade competition won’t take place but it won’t affect the outcome of who gets to play in the finals.

Minor premiers, Past Grammars, are already through to the grand final.

They will play the winner of next week’s semi-final showdown between defending premiers, Bushrangers, who finished second and the third-placed Cavaliers.

But it’s not only the cricketers who will have the weekend off.

Junior and senior softball games have been called off as well in both Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

That means, weather permitting of course, the Hervey Bay semi-finals will now be played during the week.

The under 16, womens and mens will take place on Tuesday while the under 14 game will be played on Wednesday.

The Maryborough semi-finals will be played at date to be arranged.

Soccer has also fallen foul of the big wet.

The second round of games in the Football Maryborough pre-season competition at Granville’s Federation Park that were scheduled for last night and today have been postponed until next weekend.

“We’d be alright if it was water polo we were playing,” Football Maryborough spokesman Mel Downes said.

“At least the kangaroos are enjoying it.”

It’s not all doom and gloom for sport, the Maryborough Golf Club Centenary Tournament is still on.



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