Opening Belt Up Country Cup games washed out

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Peel's Mitchell Smith bowls as Albany’s Matt Wolfe backs-up in last year’s Country Cup.
Camera IconPeel's Mitchell Smith bowls as Albany’s Matt Wolfe backs-up in last year’s Country Cup. Credit: Laurie Benson

The opening round of the Belt Up Country Cup was washed out on Sunday, with fixtures in Perth and Donnybrook abandoned.

Albany and Districts Cricket Association travelled to Perth to take on defending champions the WA Invitational XI at the WACA Ground on Sunday morning.

Albany had made one change to their team named last week after youngster Aubin Spurr withdrew.

He was replaced by Mt Barker’s Alex Fergie in the final 12.

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The WA Invitational XI team was set to contain Upper Great Southern pair Perrin Quartermaine and Bailey Parsons.

Quartermaine is a talented senior batsman from Towns Cricket Club, while Parsons is an off spinner from Wandering Cricket Club.

Heavy overnight rain in Perth had the match in doubt and it was officially abandoned around the 11am starting time, with rain still falling. From 2am-4.30pm on Sunday, Perth had 32mm of rain.

Bunbury and Districts and Peel were fixtured to play in the other Country Cup match at Egan Park in Donnybrook on Sunday but that match was also abandoned because of rain.

All teams shared the points from the round-one games.

Albany now face a crucial clash with Bunbury and Districts in Albany on Sunday, November 15.

The WA Invitational XI will host Peel in round two at Stevens Reserves in Fremantle on the same day.

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