Sport

Tuc-Cop hopes riding on blue sky

Tucabia-Copmanhurst vice-captain Brayden Pardoe will hope the rain will stay away in this weekend's Premier League preliminary final against Brothers at Ellem Oval.
Tucabia-Copmanhurst vice-captain Brayden Pardoe will hope the rain will stay away in this weekend's Premier League preliminary final against Brothers at Ellem Oval. Debrah Novak

CRCA CRICKET: Tucabia-Copmanhurst will be hoping to see the weatherman proven wrong this weekend when they take on Brothers in their Premier League preliminary final.

Finishing below Brothers on the table at the end of the regular season, Tucabia-Copmanhurst need a result against Brothers if they are to progress through to the grand final, however the forecast for wet conditions throughout the weekend has left vice captain Brayden Pardoe looking to the heavens.

"I hope the rain holds off, because if it gets washed out Brothers are straight through, there's no coming back next week for us,” he said.

"Everyone wants to play in a grand final so you've got to give it your best crack.

"A lot of it depends on the weather, and whoever is on top on the ladder gets the best advantage, so obviously with Brothers finishing second they're in the better position and if the rain comes through for them they make it through.”

This is the third year in a row that Tucabia-Copmanhurst have faced off against Brothers in the preliminary final, and history is on Tucabia-Copmanhurst's side, progressing through to the grand final in the last two years.

Pardoe said while the hoodoo has been in his side's favour, it's just another game he wants to win for him.

"We definitely can win, we've just got to turn up and get the runs of the board and get the wickets,” he said.

"That's been the biggest struggle for us, getting runs on the board. If we bat like we did last weekend, and everyone chips in with some runs we can definitely knock them off.”

Pardoe said he hoped this year would bring a change of fortune with the weather.

"Last year in the grand final we didn't get our way with the weather, so hopefully the luck will be on our side this year,” he said.

This match will be the first game back on Ellem Oval since late 2016, after a fungal infection caused damage to the pitch and outfield.

CRCA curator Tony 'Scull' Blanch said the pitch was marked up, rolled and ready to go, however at Lower Fisher there is a risk the Second Grade game between Westlawn and Tucabia-Copmanhurst will not be held if any more rain falls due to puddling on the bowlers run up.

In Third Grade, Coutts Crossing Blue take on Easts at Lower Fisher Synthetic.

Topics:  brothers crca preliminary final premier league tucabia-copmanhurst



$150,000 worth of drugs removed from Clarence Valley

CROPPED: Forty mature marijuana plants, with an estimated street value $80,000, were allegedly seized by police during a search warrant on an Iluka Rd house yesterday.

Marijuana, crystal meth and cocaine siezed in three separate raids

Local Partners

Gallery Indigenous Art Award entries open

Award aims to promote contemporary Indigenous art on the North Coast


CMC Rocks is just the ticket for Eric Paslay

HAPPY TO BE HERE: American country singer Eric Paslay will play CMC Rocks 2017.

Country music singer is touring overseas for the first time.

Pitching in to help Tyirra's brave fight

Tyirra McGrady, who is fighting a brain tumour in Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

Tyirra McGrady diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was four

12 things to do in the Clarence Valley

John Ashby and his son Joel are taking part in the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Travis Collins, Keith Urban win big at CMC Music Awards

LEE Kernaghan was also inducted into the CMC Hall of Fame during tonight's glittering awards ceremony on the Gold Coast.

Disney boss reveals big details about the future of Star Wars

Felicity Jones in a scene from the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

"Another decade and a half of Star Wars."

Iggy Azalea’s butt is back

Mullumbimby-raised rapper Iggy Azalea is back with her new song Mo Bounce.

THE singer is back with a new single and it is all about the bounce.

Kate Middleton: Even I struggle with being a mother

The royal has offered a personal glimpse into her life.

Emma Thompson missed her chance with Trump

Emma Thompson.

EMMA Thompson once turned down an offer from Donald Trump

Keith Urban went to extreme lengths for ultrasound

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman.

Keith Urban's flying visit to Australia for lunch and an ultrasound

Great photo... but what's with the seat?

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin poses for strange magazine cover in toilet

It's official: Byron Bay unaffordable

MILLIONAIRES ROW: The Housing Commission house in Keats St, Byron Bay which sold at auction on Saturday for $1.65 million.

Buying a home in Bay Bay is a dream too far for some

Coast home luring interstate buyers sold

PRIZED POSITION: Blue clip location, peaceful surroundings, spacious living with swimming pool, tennis court on 4562sq
m

The property was described as a 'Queenslander with Hamptons style'

Stylish Coast home lures buyers from four states

PRIZED POSITION: The six-bedroom house with swimming pool and floodlit tennis court is on 4562sq
m.

Expansive property boasts serious space

$1.8m of red soil goes under the hammer in Bundaberg

SOLD: The property at Howletts Rd, Alloway, which went under the hammer on the weekend for $1.8 million.

Red soil, fruit trees and a backing onto the Elliott River

More than 70 beach evacuations just over Christmas

Great white sharks have been responsible for two fatal attacks on North Coast beaches in recent years.

"You do not get to the top of the food chain being an idiot"

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!