Friday, December 12th, 2014

County Trio Looking To Make Up For Lost Time In Australia

County Trio Looking To Make Up For Lost Time In Australia

Three Worcestershire players will be hoping to make up for lost time in Australia tomorrow.

Joe Leach, Richard Oliver and Ed Barnard all suffered frustrating wash-outs on the opening day of their two-day games last weekend.

Geelong City skipper Richard Oliver is hoping to tackle visiting North Geelong in a second versus third meeting in Division One of the Geelong Cricket Association (GCA).

Oliver said: "Every game at seniors and juniors level in the GCA was washed out so it's fair to say we had a bit of rain!

"The game versus North Geelong will now be played as a one day game this weekend – which may not be a bad thing as we have about 10 blokes across the grades who can play this week that weren't available last weekend!

"Speaking to North Geelong, it sounds like they were in a similar boat, so we'll see what happens. Either way the weather is set fair and we've got to be grateful for that."

Leach's side, North Canberra Gungahlin, will try again to take on visiting Eastlake in a Australian Capital Territory first grade fixture.

Fellow all-rounder Barnard's team, Queanbeyan District, were also a victim of the elements in their Australian Capital Territory first grade encounter away to ANU and will hope for better luck tomorrow.

Ben Cox and Jack Shantry will be in action for Greenvale Kangaroos in a Victoria Premier Cricket Bartercard Men's Premier Firsts encounter at home to Geelong.

Joe Clarke's team, South Perth will begin a two day game at home to Scarborough in a Western Australian Cricket Association first grade fixture which will be concluded on December 20.