Cricket: Pembroke and YMCA wait on new decider date
THE RSA Senior Cup final will be rearranged for a second time after yesterday's rescheduled game between Pembroke and YMCA was abandoned by rain after 24 overs.
Saturday's play was cancelled on Friday and rearranged for yesterday, but although play started on time, the rain arrived at Castle Avenue before lunch and the match declared a no result in mid-afternoon.
Pembroke won the toss and put YMCA into bat and reached 79-3. Captain Albert van der Merwe was caught off Ryan Hopkins for eight, miscuing to cover, Reinhardt Strydom was stumped for 35 and Jack Tector was the other wicket to fall, run out after a late call from his new partner, Sammi Singh. But the action will be declared null and void.
There is unlikely to be a definite decision on new date and venue any time soon but it will almost certainly take place in D4.
Meanwhile, Ireland Women meet Pakistan in the first semi-final of the World T20 qualifiers at Claremont Road today (10.0) with the winners assured of a place in the finals in Bangladesh in March.
The more likely route for Isobel Joyce's side is to win the third place play-off on Wednesday afternoon against the losers of the other semi-final between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands.