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Washed-out cricket finals | Manning River Time

Washed-out cricket finals |  Manning River Time

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ALL of Manning’s senior and junior cricket was knocked out this weekend. This means United and Great Lakes are now due to play in the Tier 1 Grand Final at Tuncurry on Saturday March 12. Great Lakes finished the minor premier and advanced to the grand final when the major semi-final fell victim to the wet weather pursuit on Saturday, February 26. United have not played a game since Saturday January 29 due to rainy weather and a bye. However, United finished second on the ladder at the end of the competition proper and thus qualified for the grand final. The Minor Level Grand Finals have been rescheduled for next Saturday (March 12). Tier 2 will see Old Bar Tavern meet Old Bar Eggins at Chris Dempsey Field in Old Bar while Taree West and Great Lakes face off in Tier 3 at Johnny Martin Oval. If no play is possible, the season will not be extended further and teams that have finished higher on the competition ladder have been declared Premiers. If there is no play at Level 1 next Saturday, the game will be played on Saturday March 19. There will be no further extensions after this date. This is the second season in a row that wet weather has had a big impact on Manning Cricket’s final series. Manning Cricket Association secretary Yvonne Nash admits it has been a trying season. The competition was delayed for two months due to the public health order regarding unvaccinated players, with the first games played on Saturday December 4. However, the wet summer brought more disruptions, while the COVID outbreak caused other problems.

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