An overnight thunderstorm that dumped 14 millimetres of rain of Orange has forced major changes to Tuesday’s play in the Western NSW Junior cricket carnival.
Orange District Junior Cricket Association president Dave Cumming said the venues would change from turf wicket to synthetic wicket venues.
He said all games would become Twenty20 matches instead of the normal 50-over format.
“With the rain we have more chance of getting the 20 overs a-side in than the 50,” he said.
Cumming said the games were planned to start at 10am but it would be up to the umpires at each of the venues to decide when the ground was dry enough for play.
“We have checked all the venues. They are all playable,” he said.
“There is no water on them, they drain pretty well.
“It just depends on the rain.”
The nine games will be played at Brendon Sturgeon Oval, Moulder Park, Anzac Park, Bletchington Oval, Norton Park at James Sheahan Catholic High School, Sally Kennett Oval at Kinross, Max Stewart Park, PLC, and Redmond Oval at Millthorpe.
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