Forecast raises hopes that Maitland cricket will be on

QUICK TON: Aaron Mahony celebrates his opening round century for Western Suburbs. He made 134 off just 130 balls  Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
QUICK TON: Aaron Mahony celebrates his opening round century for Western Suburbs. He made 134 off just 130 balls Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The weather gods may at last be smiling on Maitland cricketers with only late showers predicted for Saturday and Sunday.

It’s not entirely positive, but at least enough to give curators and players some hope that for the first time in a month results may be possible in all three first grade games.

Hopefully not tempting fate, day two of the first of the scheduled two-day matches for the season will proceed on Saturday.

Kurri Weston resume on 1/19 against Thornton after 5.3 overs were possible last Saturday. 

The two teams met in round two when the Warriors got home by 13 runs despite a terrific bowling effort by Thornton’s Elliott Thompson, which included a hat-trick.

Thornton are looking for their first win of the season after two first up losses and a washed-out draw in round three against Northern Suburbs. 

Norths are in the unaccustomed position of not having a win after three rounds and sharing bottom spot on the ladder. They have the draw with Thornton and losses to City United and Raymond Terrace and will be highly motivated at home against Western Suburbs.

The Plovers posted 5/272 led by a century to Aaron Mahony (134) and half century to Luke Merchant (69) to beat Thornton by 59 runs in their only completed game to date,

City United are at home to Raymond Terrace in what should be another tight battle.