Weather creates chaos

NEW City captain Brett Scammell has played a lot of cricket.

But few days have been more stressful for the veteran than Sunday’s Cricket Albury-Wodonga C grade division 1 grand final against Lavington at Norris Park.

After the Phoenix made 101 on day one, the match was thrown into chaos as the rain hit with players forced to spend more time sweeping off the pitch and soaking up the water than bowling on it.

When play did restart Lavington made a good fist of the chase and needed 15 runs off Scammell’s final over and two off the final delivery to clinch victory. The final ball deflected off Lavington batsman Michael Bocquet’s leg and he was run out going for the second run, which left the scores tied.

New City was declared the winner after finishing higher on the ladder.

“My nerves were rattling,” Scammell said.

“I wanted to bowl one side of the wicket, but I was a bit worried after I got hit for six early in the over. It was a great game of cricket.”

The match finished at 6.30pm after a series of delays.

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