Rossiter helps Northern Riverina to Colston-Scammel Shield

Cal Rossiter.

Tumut cricketer Cal Rossiter has helped Northern Riverina win the under 16s Colston-Scammel Shield after his side recorded big victories over Southern Riverina on November 7 and Murrumbidgee on November 21. 

In his side’s first game, Northern Riverina beat Southern Riverina by 31 runs, after putting on 4/245 from their 50 overs before restricting their opposition to 9/215 from 50 overs. 

Rossiter scored five runs and bowled three overs for 16 runs in the win.

Following a washed-out match against CAW Country on November 14, Northern Riverina then belted Murrumbidgee by 91 runs on Sunday.

Batting first, Northern Riverina scored 9/293 and Rossiter contributed nine runs before bowling four overs for just 10 runs, which included a maiden, as his side bowled-out Murrumbidgee for 202 in 48.3 overs. 

Northern Riverina coach Rob Nicoll praised Rossiter for his contribution during his side’s win over Murrumbidgee that secured the representative team’s Colston-Scammel Shield victory. 

“Cal was pretty good. He is probably a bit quicker than most in his age group around the region,” Nicoll said.

“He probably didn’t get enough overs, but he is certainly a lot sharper than the other kids and we had to give all the kids a go.”

Rossiter played a big role, opening with the new ball in a team loaded with talent, and Nicoll said it was now a matter of finding out which players would progress to the Bradman Cup side. 

“After Christmas these players will have a town competition, with Wagga versing the likes of Temora, Gundagai and that, and some kids will be picked in the Bradman Cup side, while the rest will focus on club cricket,” Nicoll said. 

Wet weather could derail cricket again

Following a deluge of rain on Wednesday and Thursday, accompanied by today and tomorrow’s wet forecast, the likelihood of the Elders Cup cricket competition or junior cricket going ahead this afternoon and tomorrow looks slim. 

At the time of publication, Tumut was still forecast as a 80% chance to receive 10-20mm of rain today and 60% chance of receiving 1-5mm on Saturday. 

Despite the weather, round six of the Elders Cup competition is still scheduled to go ahead, with Family hosting Adelong Donkeys at Stan Crowe Oval, Coolac taking on Wyangle at Coolac Recreation Ground, Junee Stallions playing Tumut Plains at Burns Park and Lotts visiting Golfie Lippers at The Bull Paddock turf.