Coleambally is on its way to the final of the Griffith District Cricket Association third grade competition after its preliminary final against Hanwood was abandoned midway through.
Just over one innings was played before a storm rumbled over Griffith and forced the game to be called off.
Hanwood had won the toss and elected to bat but the side didn’t fare too well early on.
Jack Cullen (2/12) and Bryce Rogers (1/14) quickly put Hanwood on the back foot.
Christopher Hayes (3/16), Cooper Smith (2/12) and Sam Breed (1/18) then continued Coleambally’s impressive performance.
The Hanwood fightback came from the lower order.
Zach Pasin (41) put in an almighty knock against the odds to give Hanwood a chance.
He was backed up by Gulfam Ahmad who remained unbeaten on eight when the innings came to a close with the score on 96.
The Nomads made their way out to bat but they weren’t out there long.
Ryan Mannes (2*) and Rogers (4*) faced just three overs and moved the score to 0/9 before the game was called off.
Coleambally progressed through to the final as the side finished higher on the ladder than Hanwood.
The Nomads will face Coro in the final on Friday, March 10 at Exies No. 1.
This game looks likely to be played out in full with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting a mostly sunny day.
Coleambally will have to overcome a 3-1 head-to-head record against Coro to take out the title.
The teams have met twice in the past three weeks with Coro winning both of those encounters by 61 runs and four wickets respectively.
Coly’s sole win against the Cougars came in round 10.
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