CRICKET Albury-Wodonga’s O’Farrell Cup campaign is officially on hold with a challenger unable to be found for Sunday.
With Cootamundra forfeiting, it was hoped a rival association would step forward to fill the breach.
But organisers confirmed on Wednesday that the deadline had expired and CAW would have to wait to take on Ardlethan-Barellan on December 16.
“It’s disappointing, but hopefully we still have a lot of cricket ahead of us,” CAW coach Daryl Tuffey said.
“A week off won’t hurt us.
“The boys played really well against Holbrook and we’ll get ready to play Ardlethan-Barellan in a week or so.
“There were some good signs and I know the boys really enjoyed it.”
In an ominous sign for rival associations, CAW has enormous depth to pick from with Wodonga and NSW Country bowler Cameron Suidgeest likely to be available for the next match.
Lavington coach Sam O’Connor and promising youngsters Eddy Ziebarth and Paddy Parnell could also press for a game if CAW gets on a roll.
“It’s probably too early to talk about our side for the next game but I think we’ll be able to pick a strong team which is in good form,” Tuffey said.
O’Farrell Cup challenges resume after Christmas on January 13.