A Grampians Cricket Association decision from a round four clash between Pomonal and Buangor-Tatyoon could impact finals fixtures.
With just one round of regular home-and-away games remaining in the Grampians Cricket Association’s A Grade competition, the decision to give Bungor-Tatyoon three points in a recent hearing could impact sides such as Aradale and St Andrews, who are four points behind Buangor-Tatyoon.
The association initially awarded three points to each side when the match was abandoned due to wet weather. But Pomonal appealed the decision and was then awarded six points for the win. An appeal last week awarded three points to Buangor-Tatyoon, giving the club the benefit of the doubt over taking care of the wicket at Alexandra Oval in Ararat, while Pomonal kept the six points.
Former Grampians Cricket Association committee member Phil Rodger said he felt the association was trying to please both teams by handing out nine points in one game.
“I cannot see the logic in coming up with nine points in a game,” he said. “Not any where in Australia is there nine points per game and I think the executive are just trying to appease the two teams really.”
St Andrews secretary Keith Boatman said he was not concerned about the situation.
“It’s in our own hands where we finish,” he said.
Meanwhile, Aradale is sitting just outside of finals contention. Club officials have written a letter to the association about the matter.
Secretary and treasurer Andrew Wood said the club was unhappy with how the issue was being dealt with.