There will be no dream run from Cavaliers. There will be no automatic grand final spot for Orange City.
Instead it is St Pat's and Rugby Union who will benefit after the semi-finals in the Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket competition were called off on Friday due to rain.
Both matches were due to be played in Bathurst over the course of the weekend, with Cavs to face Rugby at Morse Park and City travelling to the Showground for their St Pat's clash.
But 24 hours before the first balls were meant to be bowled, BOIDC president Mark Frecklington confirmed the games were off.
"I haven't seen the grounds first hand, but we got a message from Bathurst with the council saying there is no hope of getting any turf pitch ready this week," he said.
"I don't really need to see them, with the rain we've had it's completely understandable.
"Even the Orange grounds had covers on and they've said water has gotten in under covers, holes in covers, so they would be no good either. I think we had about 60mm overnight, so that'll do it."
For Ed Morrish and his City teammates, this means they will play Rugby in a do-or-die final at Wade Park next week, to see who will meet St Pat's in the grand final.
"I thought it might be," the captain said when told the games were cancelled.
"I'm actually really disappointed that they canned it, considering two games ago the same thing happened and they could've moved the game to Orange."
But for Cavs, this marks the end of the road, as the Orange club was the lowest ranked of the four heading into the weekend.
Cavs captain Marr Corben said: "Super proud of my boys to make finals - I don't think we played anywhere near our best cricket at all this year.
"Our best probably being the win against City last week, it wasn't a total performance because were 5-50 batting first but I guess that shows there's still huge room for improvement and if we can beat the top of the table by 100 runs not playing our best cricket good things are on the cards for next year."
Frecklington was disappointed the decision had to be made, but said that's why they play the regular season.
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"It's always best for the teams to be able to play cricket and decided it that way," he said.
"It's unfortunate for them. I guess the teams that finish higher, finish higher for a reason. Throughout the year they've performed better in the season so that's a bit of a benefit of finishing higher on the table."
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