Teams hope it doesn?t teem

By TONY WHITE

twhite@dailyexaminer.com.au

WITH no cricket for an extended period in the Clarence Valley, players are hopeful the weather will remain kind to allow competition to get underway.

In the Bananacoast Community Credit Union Premier League, Westlawn Crown Hotel is to take on G I Hotel Tucabia-Copmanhurst at McKittrick Oval, and Brothers Post Office Hotel tackles Harwood Hilton at Ellem Oval.

Both pitches were reported to be in good playing condition yesterday afternoon.

Brothers Troy McLaren is one of many players keen to get in some much-needed game time.

"It's been a while without a game. I had a hit yesterday and boy was I scratchy," he joked.

South Services have the bye.

On the Lower Clarence, Yamba takes on Lawrence at Lawrence, and and Harwood battles with defending premiers and leaders Maclean United at Barry Watts Oval.

Wanderers have the bye.



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