Weather could impact cricket

Tyron Gorman hopes the weather holds out so the Adelong Donkeys can play Coolac in round four of the Elders cup competition.

It could be a wet weekend for cricketers, with the Bureau of Meteorology sending out warnings to communities along the Murrumbidgee River.

Tumut is forecast as 95% of having 20 to 40ml of rain on Friday and 90% chance of 10 to 15ml of rain on Saturday.

Both Gundagai District Cricket Association side’s, Lotts and Family, have the bye for the Snake Gully Cup carnival, but three games are slated to be played.

Adelong will take on Coolac at Adelong Showground, and it is sure to be a good match between the two unbeaten sides. 

Coolac have beaten both Gundagai sides to date, but they face a sterner test against an improved Adelong side. 

Adelong skipper Tyron Gorman said his side is keen for a game against the Elders Cup heavyweights. 

“Weather permitting, the boys are pretty keen to get out there after not getting a game last week,” Gorman said. 

“Coolac are obviously one of the top teams but we are keen to play them.”

Adelong boast a strong bowling line-up, but Gorman wanted to see his side fire with the willow in hand. 

“I think our focus will be batting out our 40 overs. Any team that can bat out their 40 overs is giving themselves a chance,” Gorman said. 

“Obviously taking early wickets would be great, but it would be nice to take some pressure of our bowlers for a change.”

Premiers Wyangle are set to host the travelling Junee Stallions on The Bull Paddock turf wicket. 

Wyangle thrashed Lippers and Tumut Plains to open the season, and they face a Junee side that knocked off Family before going down to an eight-man Lippers side at home on Saturday. 

Wyangle will only get stronger too, with the likes of opening bowlers, Dean Crane and Brenton Hotham, yet to return to the fold.

In the final game of the round, a winless Tumut Plains host Golfie Lippers at Tumut Plains. 

Plains suffered big losses to Adelong and Wyangle in rounds two and three of the competition, but they welcome back Luke Armstrong, Matt Back, Dwayne Carrol and possibly Matt Sturt this weekend. 

The Lippers will have their tail up for this contest, after recording a good win over Junee, and if they can field a full-strength side, they could be hard to beat.