Macleay valley second and third grade cricket

The valley’s lower grade cricketers will once again be hoping the rain stays away this weekend.

OUT: Lower grade cricketers celebrate a wicket. Photo: Penny Tamblyn.

OUT: Lower grade cricketers celebrate a wicket. Photo: Penny Tamblyn.

In second grade, ladder leaders Rovers Regional Finance take on fourth placed Nulla C and G Electrics at South Kempsey.

Meanwhile, Frederickton will be looking to move up the ladder against Nulla Kempsey Macleay RSL at Athletics.

Rovers West Kempsey Hotel have the bye.

Round nine, in what has proved a closely matched third grade competition this season, sees Rovers MVVS up against Rovers Burns and Roswell at Eden 2.

South West Rocks 1 will look to extend their competition lead vs third placed Nulla at Eden 1 and Stuarts Point/Eungai and South West Rocks 2 will battle it out at South West Rocks.

All matches begin at 1pm.

At the moment it looks as though games will go ahead, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting rain today and Sunday, but a fine and cloudy Saturday with temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees.

The Macleay Valley Cricket Association is advising junior cricketers to check your respective draws because the All Blacks have moved from 14s to 12s and many fixtures have been changed as a result. The Argus wishes all teams the very best of luck for the upcoming round.