Cricket Shepparton Twenty 20grand-finalist uncertain

By Shepparton News

Katandra’s Cricket Shepparton Twenty20 grand final opponent remains a mystery after Wednesday night’s semi-final between Kyabram and Northerners was washed out.

Intense rain after five overs of the contest — in which the Jets had moved to 2-28 — meant the game was abandoned, but conflicting competition rules mean Cricket Shepparton is yet to determine which side will progress.

‘‘We’re waiting on a decision to be made, an email has been sent out through the executive,’’ association president David D’Elia said.

‘‘We’ve got one rule saying the team with higher points goes through and another that says the team with the better net run rate goes through.

‘‘Kyabram and Northerners are one and the other, so the executive has got to make a decision on which rule will apply.’’

Northerners accrued four points in the group stage to Kyabram’s three, but the Redbacks were denied an opportunity to win their second contest with their round three clash against Mooroopna also abandoned.

Kyabram’s net run rate is 1.85, while the Jets’ is 0.625.

A decision will be made across the weekend.