Cricket Albury-Wodonga chiefs wait on weekend rain after missing downpour

DARK SKIES: New City Cricket Club coach Nick McDonald at Urana Road Oval on Friday. Picture: MARK JESSER
DARK SKIES: New City Cricket Club coach Nick McDonald at Urana Road Oval on Friday. Picture: MARK JESSER

The only positive if we get rained out is it’s going to be good for the local Chinese takeaway economy

Michael Erdeljac

CRICKET Albury-Wodonga is likely to leave a call on this weekend’s matches until today.

With only 15-millimetres of rain falling in Albury until 5pm on Friday, chairman Michael Erdeljac said the provincial and district fixtures could still go overhead.

“It’s obviously going to depend a lot on what happens overnight,” Erdeljac said.

“We have missed a lot of the rain but who knows what will happen.

“Hopefully it keeps missing us for the sake of cricket.

“The only positive if we get rained out is it’s going to be good for the local Chinese takeaway economy.”

The Wangaratta and Holbrook and District associations are also unlikely to start.

CAW’s Friday evening junior cricket was washed out.

The Albury Tennis Association will take a financial hit with matches at the Albury Grasscourts and Wodonga Tennis Centre in grave doubt.

Ovens and Murray pennant bowls and Albury’s Inland Golf tournament are also under threat.

The Albury Harness Racing Club’s meeting on tonight is one of the few sporting events with a chance of going ahead.