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



Yamba intersection's curvy new approach

The new roundabout at the intersection of Coldstream St and River St, Yamba opened to the public after construction was completed on Monday, 26th of June, 2017.

Detours at Coldstream and River St now a thing of the past

Caravan park boss defends evictions

Evans Head Caravan Park

“It is never easy delivering news (about evictions) to families”

#15: Crowd favourite wins crown

CHAMPION: Akwazoff won the 1997 Grafton Cup.

We continue our countdown to the top 20 moments of the July Carnival

Local Partners

Kate's running to make journey easier for others

Fundraising from Gold Coast marathon to help support widows around the country


Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

11 things to do this weekend

Caz O'Hearns and Austin King are celebrating Harmony Day at the Harwood Hotel on Saturday, 19th March, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Wonder Woman sequel underway

IT’S MADE $US573 million at the box office so far, so it’s no surprise plans are already underway for a Wonder Woman sequel.

MasterChef: Fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

Willowbank native Nicole Stevenson has been eliminated from MasterChef.

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10.

Thor on holiday: Chris Hemsworth is here!

If you didn't know who he was - you'd think he was a local

Nintendo set to release the Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo is releasing a miniature version of their Super NES console

Brad and Sienna spotted ‘holding hands’

Brad Pitt has been spotted at Glastonbury.

ACTORS were seen together at the Glastonbury festival.

Big Brother winner Reggie Bird could end up homeless

BACK in 2003 she won the third season of Big Brother Australia, pocketing $250,000 for her win — but Reggie Bird’s life has been far from easy since then.

The reality star makes a heartbreaking confession

Rocking at high voltage

THUNDERSTRUCK: ACCA DACCA will be taking on the Grafton District Services Club.

Almost the real thing: ACCA DACCA

Island caretaker has weeks to live, abandons paradise

St Bees managing director Phil Webb, has been struck with illness and it has prompted the sale of the island.

His health has deteriorated in the past couple of months

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

Major German supermarket set to open in southeast Queensland

German supermarket giant Kaufland is understood to have approached southeast Queensland councils about a possible distribution centre, which would kickstart the establishment of new supermarkets.

Supermarket giant Kaufland has its eyes firmly on Queensland.

Ocean views up for sale at Bargara Rise

LAND RELEASE: Rob Sergiacomi on site at the Bargara Rise development off Watsons Road Bargara.

More ocean-view land comes on the market at Bargara

Gateway to $3 billion, 4800 home new Coast city opens

The start of Peter Crosby Way at Sippy Downs, the northern access into the Harmony master-planned community at Palmview.

Palmview's $3b master-planned community of Harmony

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!