By Casey O'Connor
Cricket was washed out in both Stanthorpe and Warwick last weekend and the rain, although welcome also ko’d the rep games in Stanthorpe and Toowoomba. In Stanthorpe clubs scheduled to play in round 16 each received two points. That decision leaves Valleys at the top of the leader board holding a four point advantage over arch rivals RSL. The top two clubs are well clear of South’s and Valleys who are in a tussle for third and fourth position with just two points the difference.
This weekend all clubs will be hoping for kinder conditions as Tenterfield who are coming off a big win over the competition front runners a few weeks ago, go head to head with RSL on the CF White Oval.
Meanwhile on Sheehan Oval Valleys should be back to full strength when they play Souths on Sheehan Oval.
With only three rounds of fixtures remaining before the finals after this weekend Saturday’s results could be crucial.
In Warwick the games scheduled for last week were also abandoned.
This weekend all fixture games will be played on Saturday:- Redbacks take on Wheatvale; Vic Hill play Colts; Sovereign play Maryvale.
On Sunday it will be take two for the Mitchell Shield side when they travel to Toowoomba to take on Toowoomba.
The Davis Shield games were washed out and all teams received points. The upshot of this is Warwick are out of the race for the final which will now be hosted by Stanthorpe who will play Lockyer.