WBCA: All teams finish round two with a draw after games were abandoned because of weather

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Blake Johnston of Forestry sends the ball down.
Camera IconBlake Johnston of Forestry sends the ball down. Credit: Melissa Pedelty/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Cricket rivalries were left unsatisfied in round two of the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association season after all three games were abandoned because of the relentless rain that came down last Saturday afternoon.

For round two, Pemberton travelled to Northcliffe to tackle their rivals and redeem themselves after last week’s draw against Boyup Brook, while Boyup Brook travelled across to Bridgetown for the annual Blackwood Marathon game and Northern Derby.

Unfortunately within the first hour of the games starting they were abandoned, leaving Pemberton and Boyup Brook with another draw under their belt and Bridgetown and Northcliffe unable to settle long-term rivalries.

The match between Manjimup and Forestry at Collier Street Sporting Complex (Turf) fared no better with the game being abandoned early on during Manjimup’s batting.

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Despite the rain, Jack Muir (12) and Lachlan Smith (22) of Manjimup started the match strong, holding fast against Forestry’s best bowlers, Daniel Ward, Blake Johnston, Josiah Smith, and Duncan Wells.

Muir and Smith remained batting when the match was declared abandoned.

All teams received three points to end the round.

Looking to round three on November 5, Boyup Brook will take on top team Manjimup at Boyup Brook Oval in what will be a tough battle to end their current draw streak.

Pemberton will also be hunting their first win when they take on Bridgetown. Forestry will be aiming to knock Manjimup off the top of the ladder when they take on Northcliffe at Collier Street Sporting Complex (Turf).

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