The dreadful weather affecting much of New Zealand meant the
HRV Cup cricket match between Central Districts and Auckland
in New Plymouth was abandoned due to the saturated ground
Umpires Derek Walker and Phil Jones inspected the ground at
Pukekura Park at noon and decided to call off the game after
24 hours of heavy rain in New Plymouth.
With further heavy rain forecast, there was little
possibility of the ground drying sufficiently.
Central Districts also had yesterday's game against
Canterbury in New Plymouth abandoned and the chances of play
in Northern Districts' game against Canterbury in Mt
Maunganui tomorrow look bleak.
Central head to a soggy Nelson to take on Otago on Monday and
Auckland face Canterbury in Rangiora on January 3.