BDCA Around The Grounds: Rain impacts cricket

7:12pm: Stumps at Strathfieldsaye.

Golden Square has finished at 7-306. A big score.

Leading run-scorers were Tim Wood (82), John Lalor (79), Jason Johnson (58*) and Grant Connelly (35).

The leading wicket-takers for the Jets were veteran Kristian Rogers with 3-65 and Justin Hargreaves, who took 3-65 as well.

6:02pm: Game continuing at Strathfieldsaye.

Golden Square is now 4-223 in the 69th over.

Jason Johnson unbeaten on 22 and Grant Connelly on 26.

They have put on 51 for the fifth wicket so far.

5:07pm: Golden Square cruising at 4-172 in the 50th over v Strathfiledsaye.

Last two wickets to fall were John Lalor (79) and Tim Wood (82).

Those wickets were both taken by Kristian Rogers, who has 2-37.

Batting now are Jason Johnson and Grant Connelly, both yet to score.

Wood and Lalor put on 131 for the third wicket.

Still 35 overs to go today out there.

Estimated time of finish at 7:10pm.

4:33pm: Golden Square now moves to 2-123 in the 38th over v Strathfieldsaye.

John Lalor now on 56 and skipper Tim Wood also on 56 - his second half-century this season against his old side.

Square right on top after being sent into bat.

Ben Devanny bowled unchanged so far for the Jets.

He has 1-38 off 19.

Earlier, he had 1-17 off 15 overs.

Meanwhile, in the B grade Strathfieldsaye is 8-83 v Golden Square.

3:35PM: Golden Square progress to 2-75 against Strathfieldsaye.

John Lalor not out on 37 and Tim Wood is unbeaten on 26 against his former side.

Last wicket to fall was David Blume. He was caught at mid off by Luke Millard off Ben Devanny for 3.

That's tea.

Strathfieldsaye has bowled 26 overs.

The Jets will have to bowl 59 overs after tea. Probably headed for a 7pm finish out there.

2:52pm: In the only first XI game being played today, Golden Square is 1-30 off 15 overs against Strathfieldsaye at Tanney Lane.

The batsmen out is Scott Johnson.

He was caught at slip by Cory Devanny off Justin Hargreaves for 5.

Batting for Square now is John Lalor on 24 and David Blume, who is yet to get off the mark.

The only main issue with the ground is a wet patch at the creek end.

The rest of the ground is fine.

Play started at 1.55pm, which means it's not an ordinary conditions game and the Jets will have to bowl 85 overs today.

Going to be a late finish for the boys.

The Golden Square-Strathfieldsaye second XI game is also going ahead.

Strathfieldsaye is 3-41 off 16 overs.

Earlier: First it was heat, now it's rain that has impacted cricket.

Four Bendigo District Cricket Association first XI games have been called off already today.

First XI games off are:

Bendigo v Eaglehawk

Sandhurst v Kangaroo Flat

White Hills v Bendigo United

Strathdale-Maristians v Huntly-North Epsom.

However, there will be a start in the Strathfieldsaye v Golden Square game at Tannery Lane at 1.55pm.

The Jets have won the toss and will bowl first.

In the second XI, the Kangaroo Flat v Sandhurst game at Dower Park has also made a start.

That means all washed out second XI games today will also be ordinary conditions next week.

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