Rain washes out softball games
SOFTBALL: Bundaberg Softball Association fixtures for 2011 came to a premature end with all senior matches in the last round before the Christmas recess washed out on Saturday.
Junior games were played in the morning, while there were three forfeits in the senior divisions.
But a heavy downpour early in the afternoon forced the abandonment of the rest of the program, including the much-anticipated A-grade showdown between reigning champions West Panthers and beaten grand finalists Moray Eels.
Brothers United, who had the bye, heads the A-grade points table going into the break, with bridesmaids of the past two seasons, Eels, in second position and the Panthers a clear third.
West Lynx holds down pole position in the men's division, with Waves its nearest pursuers, but United has rarely been able to field a team this season and would need more players if it is to resurrect its title defence. Fixtures resume on last Saturday in January.
A Ladies: South Sluggers v Waves (wash out); West Panthers v Moray Eels (wash out). Men: Waves 7 d Brothers United 0 (Forfeit); West Lynx v Eels (wash out); Waves v Eels (Wash out). B Ladies: Electric Eels 7 d South Sluggers 0 (Forfeit); Bargara 7 d Brothers United 0 (Forfeit due to injury); Waves v Conger Eels (Wash out). Under 16: Waves Destroyers 10 drew South Sluggers 10; West Lions 15 d Waves Drifters 0. Under 14: Waves (U12) 14 d Waves 10; Brothers United 21 d South Sluggers 4. Under 12: Waves Jetskis 7 d South Sluggers/Eels 0 (Forfeit); Brothers United 11 d Waves 6.