Sport succumbs to the heat

January 08, 2018

Echuca Moama Cycling Club 2018 Junior Carnival at Moama Velodrome. Under 15 girls Victorian Pointscore Championship. Echuca's Veronica Mcleod helps daughter Majella Mcleod recover post race.

SATURDAY’S sweltering heat caused carnage with the area’s weekend sporting schedules.

Goulburn Murray Cricket called off all play late on Friday afternoon with the forecast exceeding the 40-degree limit.

It meant all the round’s A grade two-day games will be played as one-dayers next weekend, with all lower grades to split the points.

As a result, four teams — Tongala, Bamawm-Lockington United, Kyabram Fire Brigade and Stanhope — are still yet to play a two-day game this season after rain had play cancelled earlier in the season.

Campaspe Valley Bowls Division’s Champion of Champions event was brought forward for an 8.15am start, players able to escape the afternoon heat.

And the Echuca-Moama Cycling Club’s (EMCC) Junior Track Carnival was also impacted, with state under 15 and under 17 pointscore titles brought forward to be the first events of the day and racing called off early in the afternoon.

The racers sought respite in the EMCC clubrooms, with plenty of wet towels and other cooling measures taken for recovery.

A total of 40 races were run on Sunday to fit every event in.

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