The rain was a big talking point on and off the field this weekend, from the SCG all the way to the pitches in Orange.
How much of an impact will it have? Who benefits? How will the cookie crumble?
Here's some of what we learned from a rain-affected match in the Bathurst Orange District Cricket Association.
Rain will play a big factor
Rain is good for everyone. For farmers, for people with gardens, for people sitting at the top of the BOIDC table.
Some of the few people rain isn't good for is for those not sitting in the top echelon of the competition's ladder.
We've seen both Cavaliers and Orange City both lose chances at wins following rain wash-outs in the past three weeks which has them deadlocked on points - with both sides missing big chances at wins.
While the Sixers and Stars managed to get on the SCG for the Big Bash final, there was furore over the potential for the Moises Henriques' men to be handed the trophy without a ball being bowled simply because they qualified first.
Similarly, with rain playing a big factor in games both this round and last round, there's the potential for not just wet-weather results to shape the lead-up to finals, but to shape finals themselves.
There are no wet-weather days booked for the BOIDC final - be it at Wade Park or in Bathurst - but rain may well play as large a part in the result of our competition as the Big Bash.
CYMS now a chance to miss finals
It's an unstoppable side in the Royal Hotel Cup, but CYMS is rapidly losing value in the BOIDC competition.
The side has dropped out of the top four following a loss to a Tyler Horton-inspired Centennials Bulls side, with the Bulls getting 19 runs in front before rain stopped play.
In a side chock-full of stars, CYMS weren't given the chance to chase a win against St Pat's Old Boys last start due to rain, and didn't have enough runs to defend this week after a disappointing week with the bat last Saturday.
The side takes on a City Colts side which has its tail up following its first win of the season before a clash with Orange City - missing finals is now a very real possibility
The monkey's off Colts' back
While everyone thought Kinross would be the side to go winless if any were unable to chalk up victory in the BOIDC's return, it was City Colts who was staring down the barrel of a barren season.
However, thanks to some power hitting last week Colts was in the box seat to take out a win. While rain threatened to intervene, it actually proved a massive help - there was plenty of juice in the pitch and Colts sent Rugby Union packing despite a valiant fight from Jameel Qureshi.
Matt Stephen - fresh off hitting 10 sixes on his way to 70 - took four wickets with ball in hand, too.
Jameel Qureshi knows how to grind out an innings
The Rugby Union skipper did all he could to stave off what was probably an inevitable defeat at the hands of City Colts on Saturday.
With a pitch full of juice and the innings collapsing all around him, he lasted over 120 deliveries at the crease for just 20-odd runs, a hell of a fightback as - we assume - his teammates were doing rain dances on the sidelines.
He carried his bat from number four, too - with his team all-out, Qureshi was at the crease for 43 overs trying to stave off defeat.
Hoever, was unable to emulate Faf Du Plessis' efforts to drag South Africa to a draw in Adelaide in 2012 - when he hit a 376-delivery 110 to drag his side into an improbably draw - but gave it a hell of a shot.
Stars? Who needs 'em? Not Cavaliers
Granted, much of the work had already been done before Cavaliers took to the field on Saturday, but with Matt Corben, Mitch Black and Bailey Ferguson missing this week, a lot was resting on younger shoulders to get the job done this week.
Hugh Middleton carried on from last week and is seriously in-form, while Harry Pearce, Cam Laird and Angus Cumming all stood up with the bat to see the side home during their chase against Centrals.
While he didn't have to do much on account of being dismissed last week and not getting on to field, Kaleb Cook was also given the nod as captain with Corben away for his first-grade debut as skipper, which is a huge show of faith in the young opener.
They just get the job done.
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