First grade games washed out, but both second grade games played

Tatts and Civeo second XI's win round one games

Civeo Cricket Club second XI opening batsman Blake Hilderson started his campaign on the front foot, scoring 41 runs for his side in its 10-run win against Crossroads Hotel Cricket Club’s second XI. Hilderson combined for an 83-run first wicket partnership with Cody Kember who scored a team-best 50.

The 2018-19 Narrabri District Cricket Association season began on Saturday, but only two of the four scheduled matches were played.

Those were both second grade games, which saw last year’s grand finalists both score wins.

Civeo downed Crossroads Hotel by 10 runs, while Tatts beat Western Imperial Razorbacks by 55 runs.

Both of those matches were contested on synthetic pitches, which is why they were able to be played.

Tatts and Razorbacks met at Dangar Park in Wee Waa, while the Civeo/Crossroads Hotel game which was scheduled to be played at Leitch Oval was moved to Cooma Oval.

Collins Park, Hogan Oval and Leitch Oval were all out of action on Saturday after rain late in the week made it impossible for the NDCA grounds committee to prepare safe wickets.

That meant that both first grade matches were declared washouts, with all four sides scheduled to play receiving four points.

RSL finished the round with seven points which teams receive for a bye.