Play postponed in grand final

WEATHER FOR DUCKS: Selwyn Park has retained a lot of water this week. Photo: Brock Taylor
WEATHER FOR DUCKS: Selwyn Park has retained a lot of water this week. Photo: Brock Taylor

It will be another week before we know who will be crowned Beaudesert senior cricket champions, after last weekend’s grand final was abandoned due to rain.

Saturday’s match got underway with Kerry batting first in changing conditions at Selwyn Park.

By the end of their innings, Kerry’s batsmen had amassed a formidable total of 251 with Joel Thorne top scoring with 45.

Dan Samphier and Dale Ledger scored of 39 and 33 respectively. 

During the innings break the heavens opened, forcing the match to be abandoned.

The match has been rescheduled for Saturday, but with inclement weather forecast all week the prospect of any play occurring remains doubtful.

If the match is abandoned again, minor premiers Kerry would take their third consecutive premiership.

Kerry captain Dan Samphier said he was impressed by his side’s effort before the rains came.

“That was the best total we have scored out of all the finals we have played in over the past three years, it was just unfortunate the rains came when they did,” he said.

“Obviously we would prefer to play the final next week and give both teams a chance to win it off their own bat.

“But you can’t fight the weather.”