Yet another rain interrupted round of the Club Bega A Grade Twenty 20 competition has left players frustrated and reaching for their abacuses to see how their team can reach the finals in Bega on December 18.
Only two A grade fixtures were completed and they both have significant ramifications for the makeup of the final's series.
In the southern pool Eden bounced back from their big loss in round two to beat Merimbula. Eden's top order of Drew Mudaliar (24); Rahul Mudaliar (45) and Matt Bell (52) did the damage setting Merimbula 151 for victory. Merimbula couldn't get going and ended their 20 overs 5/122 with Brendan Daley (33) and Beau Bennett (27) the pick of the batters.
Tathra were the only team from the Northern pool to get a game in and made short work of Pambula, chasing down the total of 102 inside 15 overs. Adam Blacka with 35 off 26 balls opened the batting and took the game away from Pambula early with Jayden Heyhorn finishing the innings off with 28 off 16 balls.
These results make the southern pool very closely contested with Wolumla on top with 24 points; and Eden and Pambula both on 20 points. Mallacoota hasn't had a game yet and aren't out of contention on 18 points, while Merimbula will need results to go their way in the final two rounds on 10 points.
In the Northern Pool Tathra are the only side to have played a game in the three rounds so far and they are on top of the pool ladder with 24 points. Bega/Angledale, Bermagui, Kameruka and Narooma all need to win their remaining two games and hope results work for them to make the finals.
Bega Angledale George's 3/147 defeated Bega Angledale Liver's 5/104 (Rory Deighton 56 from 61 balls)
Tathra (4/64 -15 overs) defeated Pambula (62) (Justin Roscoe 29 from 26 Jake Russell 3/9 from 3 overs
Bermagui vs Eden was washed out
Only one junior match was completed on Saturday with Bega Angledale Liver's 7/102 winning the grudge match against the Bega Angledale George's to 67. (Callum McDonald 14* (20); Kade Alcock 13* (35); Ryan Kelly 3/3. Issy Nicholson 6 (28); Flynn Cook 2/1, Ash Gowing 2/3.
This week's matches
A number of double headers will make for a great afternoon of cricket in the senior competitions. In the Club Bega A Grade competition every game has significance for the race to the finals with Eden hosting Wolumla and Bega Angledale hosting Tathra shaping up as the key matches of the round.
U11s Friday afternoon 4.30pm -Tathra vs Merimbula Reds @ Tathra; Pambula vs Merimbula Blues @ Pambula; Bega Angledale George's @ Bega Valley Public (9am Saturday start); Bega Angledale Liver's have the bye.
U13s Saturday morning at 8.30am Pambula vs Narooma @ Pambula; Bega Angledale George's vs Merimbula at Bega Athletics Field; Bega Angledale Liver's have the bye.
U15s Saturday morning at 8.30am - Bega Angledale vs Tathra at Roy Howard Oval Bega; Merimbula vs Eden at Berrambool 1; Narooma have the bye.
Campbell Petroleum B Grade Rd 4 - Eden vs Bega Angledale George's @ Eden 1pm; Bermagui vs Pambula @ Bermagui 1pm; Bega Angledale Liver's vs Tathra @ George Griffin Oval 1pm.
Club Bega A Grade Rd 3: Narooma vs Kameruka @ Dalmeny 2pm; Mallacoota vs Pambula @ Mallacoota 2pm; Bermagui vs Merimbula 3:45pm; Bega Angledale vs Tathra @ George Griffin 3:45pm; Eden vs Wolumla @ Eden 3:45pm.
CDC Bash U19s South East Storm vs Southern Pride @ George Griffin 1030am.
Spectators are reminded they need to be double vaccinated to attend the cricket this weekend.
For further information please call Rodney McDonald on 0410 529 517.