IT was another mixed round for Lang Lang on the weekend, but the highlight came from one of the junior players, Tom Dwyer, who took a hat-trick in his five-wicket haul.
In fine conditions, Lang Lang were looking for quick wickets to try and get maximum points, and it took no time as speedster Alan Jenkins comprehensively bowled Brad Remy with the first ball of the day. Two overs later, he had the fortuitous Campbell caught by Rogan Fraser at gully.
Not long after this, rain stopped play and play was abandoned for the day. This decision intrigued some, as there was plenty of time for the conditions to improve.
By 4pm, the ground was bathed in sunshine with perfect conditions for cricket, and it was a shame that the game was called off so early. However, a good first innings win to Lang Lang.
No play was possible against Merinda Park owing to inclement weather.
Lang Lang could only manage 35, with Josh Bethune once again top scoring. In reply, Clyde are 3/35 with Jake Caddell taking all three wickets.
Playing Officer away, Lang Lang will be chasing 146 for victory next week, with Tom Dwyer getting a hat-trick on his way to taking 5/16, with Tom clean bowling all his victims in the course of his hat-trick. Jack Alderson, Jacob Pringle and Jackson Tribuzi also got one wicket each.
Playing Clyde at home, Lang Lang made 31, with Chris Raso top scoring, and Sam Kelly batting in excess of 20 overs. A special mention to Kirtis Smythe, who was injured, but found the strength to come back and bat, which was very courageous.