IT’S a god send for some, but CYMS wanted anything but rain this week.
CYMS, on top of the Orange District Cricket Association first grade ladder with just two weeks of the regular season remaining, take on Cavaliers tonight in the beginning of a fortnight’s worth of strange scheduling.
Tomorrow, the green and golds back up to tackle Centrals while Orange City take on Kinross, both one day games.
Given CYMS (74 points) will accrue no further points with a bye in the final round, both are must-win games if they’re to hold on to the number one rank and qualify first for the ODCA grand final, with both Cavaliers (68) and Orange City (62) close behind.
While CYMS watch on next weekend, Centrals play Kinross while Orange City and Cavaliers square-off in what could well be a prelude to the post season, set to begin the following weekend on March 16.
With the rain falling all yesterday and more forecast for today and tomorrow, CYMS stand-in skipper Luke Clarke said it’d be unfortunate if his side didn’t get on the field this weekend and get a chance to secure top spot.
“I think we’ve been pretty competitive, we’ve lost a couple but we’ve been consistent,” he said.
“If our batting can match our bowling then we’ll be in with a shot.”
Should tonight’s and tomorrow’s cricket succumb to the elements, CYMS’ last match before embarking on the club’s most important finals series in half a decade will have been on February 23, three weeks before semi finals begin.
Clarke said the break was far from ideal, but said they’d adapt to the situation.