Rain halts play

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Rain logged grounds played havoc with the Victorian Turf Cricket Association T20 competition on Tuesday.

Many teams were set to kick off their T20 campaigns, most matches didn’t get underway after heavy rain in the lead up to matches.

Sydenham-Hillside shone with the bat on Tuesday night against the Doutta Stars in one of the rare games to go ahead.

The Storm smashed a massive 7-192 from its overs with Ishan Nilaksha top scoring 53 at the top of the order.

The Stars were quickly in trouble at 5-11 in reply. The Stars put up a fight but never looked likely, restricted to 9-79.

Stefon King was the destroyer for the Storm, taking 4-6 off his four overs.

Sunshine Heights also opened with a win, beating St Andrew’s Footscray.

Heights bowlers started well and were able to restrict St Andrew’s to just 100.

Harsh Parmar took 2-15 off his four overs, while skipper Mohsin Abbas took 1-15.

Chasing 101, Heights got the winning runs in 11 overs, losing only two wickets, with an impressive opening partnership of 56 from Babur Nadeem and Abbas.

In other match that went ahead, Point Cook Centrals claimed the points against Wyndhmvale.

The Vales made 8-89 from their overs with Jake Rippon top scoring with 15 not at number 10. The Sharks got the winning runs in the 18th over, finishing 6-92. Joshua Cowell top scored with 37.

All the other matches will be rescheduled for a later date.

The competition is set to continue this week.