Waterlogged grounds hands Australs grand final berth

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\"A\" Grade Cricket - Bushrangers (fielding) V. Australs (batting). Terry Wex nicks one down leg side. Alistair Brightman

The Maryborough club will progress to the Fraser Coast Cricket A-grade grand final if the fields are too wet to play.

The week's steady rain has caused a number of sports to be cancelled, though Australs captain Clinton Hansen said his side would watch the sky closely.

"I haven't been out there but with the rain we've had, I think if it rains (yesterday or overnight) that will be the determining factor," he said.

Australs are due to face Bushrangers in today's semi-final, with the winner to take on Past Grammars in next week's grand final.

Should the semi be washed out, Australs progress after they finished higher on the table.

Hansen said his side would be ready to play, though the rain could make for tough conditions.

"It's more dependent on the moisture in the wicket. It can be quite poppy so it could draw some batsmen into false shots," Hansen said.

"The outfield will be pretty damp so it will be interesting to see how it plays."



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