Wodonga Raiders' Darren Petersen and Jesse Griffiths to face swearing and dissent charges in CAW

TRIBUNAL DATE: Wodonga Raiders captain Darren Petersen and Jesse Griffiths
will face the CAW tribunal next week. Petersen is pictured in last season's
Wangaratta and District grand final.

TRIBUNAL DATE: Wodonga Raiders captain Darren Petersen and Jesse Griffiths will face the CAW tribunal next week. Petersen is pictured in last season's Wangaratta and District grand final.

Wodonga Raiders captain Darren Petersen and opening bowler Jesse Griffiths will front the tribunal on swearing and dissent charges.

The pair was charged after the association received a report from umpires Bob Allan and Dan Bowden following the match against Albury at Birallee Park on Saturday.

The alleged incident occurred off the ground, involving one of the umpires, during the break between innings.

Both players will face charges of swearing at an umpire and dissent.

The association was hoping to hear the case on Thursday night but, due to the unavailability of two committee members, it’s expected to be heard on Tuesday night.

“So our process is like footy, you have the chance to take an early plea, they’ve decided not to do that, they want their case heard, which is their entitlement,” CAW secretary John McMillan said.

Raiders’ coach Richard Harvey confirmed the club’s stance.

“As far as the charges go, that’s certainly not up to me to comment,” he said.

“It was a pretty hot day, circumstances obviously don’t go your way I suppose, in respect of where the match is..

“I think it’s just a matter of the two parties get together and sort something out I think.”

The pair is still eligible to play its two-dayer against New City, starting Saturday.

“They’ll finish the match and then if any sentence is to be served, it will be after the completion,” McMillan said.

You have the chance to take an early plea, they’ve decided not to do that. - John McMillan

Raiders and New City are battling for bottom spot.

Winless Raiders trail the Phoenix by just under four points, with four rounds left.

Petersen was the club’s star recruit after a long stint in Wangaratta and District.

He’s the club’s leading run-scorer with 180, while Griffiths is next with 169. 

Raiders lost to Albury by 190 runs after being skittled for 100.

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