An unsafe pitch forced umpires to make the decision to call off the one-day game between Yarraville and Werribee in the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association.

The start of play was delayed due to spots of water on the pitch and damp run-ups, but play eventually got under way.

After Yarraville had compiled 4-47 off 16.5 overs, the umpires noticed one or two balls unnaturally kicking up at batsmen and decided to abandon the match for player safety.

Both captains were willing to continue on with the game, but the umpires overruled and the points were split three apiece.

It means that Yarraville ended the round they way it started, sitting in fourth spot on the ladder.

The Eagles have a significant 12-point gap over the rest of the chasing pack ahead of their two-day contest against Taylors Lakes at Lionheart Reserve starting on Saturday.


Yarraville’s Joshua Hahnel and Kasey Duncan. (Luke Hemer)

PHOTO GALLERY: Yarraville vs Werribee

The big result of the weekend was Altona losing to Bayswater by six wickets.

James Grubb was the only A’s batsman to shine with 42 as his side could only muster 8-139 off 45 overs.

Bayswater cruised to victory in the 39th over.

Williamstown made an impressive start to the new year, crushing Croydon by 75 runs.

Matthew Dervan was outstanding for the Seagulls with 86 of his side’s 223. Croydon finished well short on 7-148.

Williamstown and Altona will meet in a two-day blockbuster at the Williamstown Cricket Ground starting on Saturday