The weather played havoc with metro matches just as much as Cricket Shepparton fixtures at the weekend.
Central Park-St Brendan’s product Hamish Winter-Irving was the star of the show for Footscray in the men’s Premier firsts, top scoring with an unbeaten 41 in his side’s total of 8-148.
The game against Greenvale looked to be over before it began when the ex-Tiger came to the crease at 6-38, but Winter-Irving grafted his knock from 124 deliveries until weather halted play after 52 overs.
The bowler has snared 18 wickets this season, but is pushing his credentials as an all-rounder with the current knock taking his season average to a healthy 25.
Fellow former Tiger Tyler Larkin got among the runs for Geelong in second grade, hitting 49 from 100 deliveries as his side piled on 7-197 in 69.3 overs.
Other local exports failed to get the chance to impact their matches, with almost every game across every grade losing overs to the conditions.
The women’s Premier firsts Twenty20 competition was able to beat the rain, but Teagan Brett’s Prahran could not do the same to Essendon-Maribyrnong Park.
The Tallygaroopna product took 2-14 from 3.3 overs to continue her newfound bowling prowess, helping restrict the away side to 7-117 from its 20 overs.
Opening the batting, Brett then equal top-scored for Prahran with 25, but her side fell 20 runs short in the chase.
Jerilderie product Mardie Hamilton (1-18) was on the winning side of the clash.
Hamilton has enjoyed good bowling form with the metro side, taking eight wickets in as many matches across both the first and reserve grades.