Drought stories and cricket games sure-fire methods to attract some rain

FILL IT UP: Rain gauges were wet for the first time in weeks on Sunday.
FILL IT UP: Rain gauges were wet for the first time in weeks on Sunday.

IN the Central Western Daily’s experience, there’s two certain methods to attract rain clouds: start a cricket competition, and run a story about a drought.

Fortunately for the region’s farmers and gardeners, both occurred on Sunday, creating a perfect storm … of sorts.

Orange’s cricket side were drawn to face Cowra at Wade Park on Sunday in the new season’s Western Zone Premier League competition.

On the same day, we published a story at centralwesterndaily.com.au about plans to help the region’s farmers if and when the drought is officially declared.

Like clockwork, rain fell for most of Sunday, with the showers continuing until the early hours of Monday morning.

According to weatherzone.com.au the city only received something in the order of five millimetres of rain – certainly not enough to ease concerns of our primary producers – but better than nothing and, hopefully, a sign of things to come.