Rain ruins 3-day event

RAIN has forced the cancellation of the NSW Country Championships after just one day of competition in Wollongong.

Riverina was set to play its round 2 match against Central Northern on Sunday when the three-day under-21 competition was abandoned.

It’s unlikely to be replayed this year.

Riverina’s only match was a nine-wicket loss to Newcastle on Saturday.

Wodonga’s Dylan Beattie got the team off to a blistering start with a well-timed 47, but Mark Favell’s side was bowled out in the 49th over for just 132 after one stage cruising at 2-81.

Newcastle finished 1-136 in reply, with Daniel Arms hitting an unbeaten 57.