RSL Services batsman Wayne Kelly sends one to the boundary against Warriors.
RSL Services batsman Wayne Kelly sends one to the boundary against Warriors.

Weather strikes RSL Services in two-day cricket competition

WET weather has washed almost all points down the drain for the Kingaroy RSL Services cricket boys this season.

Coming off the back of a grand final win in A-grade one-day cricket, the RSL Services' luck now changed.

Partway into the two-day competition, team captain Wayne Kelly said the wet weather potentially ruined any chance the team had of winning.

"It's definitely put us way behind. The opportunity to get those points and to get a grand final isn't looking too good," Kelly said.

"We've been washed out two weeks in a row now, and not accumulating the points we should."

Kelly said the competition worked on a points basis, whereby four points were awarded for the first innings win, and six points for an outright win.

In the two days the Services missed due to the wet weather, Kelly said they lost a potential 12 points so far in the two-day competition.

"The other teams are getting games in and getting full points out of it," he said.

The opening batsman and bowler said the Services were hit harder by the weather than other A-grade teams.

"We're just unlucky to be on the pitches we're due to play on," he said.

"Lyle Vidler (oval) is affected a lot more by the rain than Murgon."

He said the Murgon team looked like hot favourites to win the two-day competition, but his team would do what it could to bowl them out.

"If we go out hard at our next two games and get those points, we'll have a shot," he said.

"There'd be nothing better than to beat Murgon at their home."

After his team's grand final win at the end of 2015, Kelly said his team had the skill and drive to take the two-day win out as well.

"We do give ourselves a chance," he said.

Kelly said he could take better advantage of the boys' skills in the two-day competition, and wanted the chance to prove it.

"Our side has a bit of strength in the upper batting order," he said.

"And we don't have to limit our bowlers to nine overs, so we can utilise our main strike bowlers can keep bowling through."

While the team lacked a quality off-spinner, Kelly said the team was in good stead to take out the competition.

But he said it was in Thor's hands, completely dependent on the weather.