​Still no play for Boorowa’s cricketers

Perhaps Santa could come early for Boorowa’s cricket teams this weekend and deliver a dry Saturday as both teams have now gone almost a month without playing a competition match. 

Last weekend was always going to be a washout from about Thursday onwards as the rain gods opened the heavens late on Friday into Saturday. 

It was the third wash out for the Crocs who going into this week have played just two games this season for two wins. 

The Gators have faired little better playing just three matches and winning all three. 

The Gators currently sit in second position on the ladder whilst the Crocs sit way down in sixth spot despite not losing a match. 

Fortunately both teams still have a deferred game to play. 

The Gators have two games to play before Christmas plus the bye whilst the Crocs will have three games in eight days including a double header on December 16 and 17.

The Crocs and the Gators will clash in the local derby on Sunday, December 17 in a game that was deferred from earlier in the season.

Depending on how some other games pan out in the coming week, this game could be critical to both sides. 

Hopefully mother nature will not intervene too much more before the Christmas break. This weekend sees the Gators back on the road to play Bookham Bulls at Bookham. 

The Gators have yet to field their strongest line up but still remain unbeaten. 

Provided they play to their potential they should be too strong for the Bulls who have had mixed results so far this season.

Meanwhile the Crocs are at home against Binalong in what will be a tough assignment. 

Binalong have a handy batting line up but were beaten by the Dalton Dingoes last start in their only loss so far. 

The Crocs boast a good bowling attack and should they dislodge the top order cheaply, a win should be possible.

As usual, training continues each and every Wednesday at St. Joseph’s school nets starting at 5.30pm and any new players are welcome.

The Ashes continues to intrigue, even though it is only the second test. 

The English pace attack continues to struggle as they appear to lack the speed of the Australian pace trio. 

Whilst bowling 135 km/hr may have most park cricketers looking for fresh underpants, it’s hardly scaring too many of the Aussie batsmen and especially the tail end who are making valuable contributions. 

Unless the English can find a way to dismantle to Australian top order and the tail for that matter, it’s going to be a long summer for the Poms.