Heat is on for cricketers

By Riverine Herald

SATURDAY is going to be a scorcher for Echuca.

Because if the heat doesn’t get them, then the Flames will.

Echuca sit inside the top four with six wins, and are safe for this week.

But they are coming up against a Kyabram Fire Brigade side who are running hot on their premiership defence.

The Flames look as though they will once again be the team to beat in this GMC season, and it is going to take one of Echuca’s best efforts this season if they are to stay in the hunt this year.

A two-day game awaits, but it is highly likely this will quickly become a one-day game.

Current forecasts for the day have Echuca hitting 42 degrees on Saturday, which would see the game stopped under GMC’s heat policy.

And it would rob both sides of an opportunity to distinguish themselves from the pack.

Three games will be played in town this weekend with Moama’s clash with Cooma taking place at home and Echuca South facing off with BLU at the Echuca South Recreation Reserve.

The only team who will be out of town will be Tongala who will be on the road in Rochester.

Alas, there will be no relief for the Blues either, who will still cop the worst of the heat.

Likelihood is this round will be called off before close of business today.

Moama and BLU both need wins to stay within striking distance of the finals, so will be wishing for some cooler weather tomorrow, or at the very least pleasant weather in a week’s time when play resumes.