Cricket: All Dunedin club matches abandoned

Taieri batsmen Ash Simpson (left) and Toby Batchelor walk off the field as the covers go on at Sunnyvale on Saturday. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Taieri batsmen Ash Simpson (left) and Toby Batchelor walk off the field as the covers go on at Sunnyvale on Saturday. Photo by Jane Dawber.
The rain once again hurt Dunedin senior cricket on Saturday, with all four games being abandoned.

Green Island will rue the rain after it had the Taieri batsmen teetering on the edge of destruction. Taieri managed just 32 for five before rain hit.

Dion Lobb bowled with pace and accuracy to dismiss the first three Taieri batsmen, with Nathan Watt taking two catches in the field.

Lobb took three for 10 off seven overs and partner Russell Ritchie took two for 14.

The match between Carisbrook-Dunedin and Kaikorai started on time, with Carisbrook batting first.

The team got off to a disastrous start, losing four wickets for 38 runs inside 15 overs, before the rain fell.

Will Deerness bowled well for Kaikorai, taking one wicket for 13 runs from 7.2 overs.

University-Grange got off to a hot start against North East Valley, as its batsmen took full advantage of the North East Valley attack.

Jesse Simpson (45) and Dan Murari (29) got the team started and put on 58 runs for the first wicket.

Despite strong bowling from captain Jamie Murley (two for 35), University-Grange pushed on and was well poised at 112 for three before rain forced the abandonment of the game.

The match between Albion and Otago Country was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

By John McKenzie.