Diggers' batsman Russell Gardner.
Diggers' batsman Russell Gardner. Brad Greenshields

Fresh start for most as summer launches

INCREDIBLY there's still three teams who've yet to play any first grade cricket this season.

A combination of last week's washed out matches, byes and a delayed start means Dorrigo and last year's grand finalists Sawtell and Nana Glen are yet to bowl a ball or play a shot in anger.

Weather permitting the players are hoping that changes this afternoon.

Sawtell faces one of the teams that did play a fortnight ago.

Diggers made light work of Coffs Colts a fortnight ago but the challenge the reigning premier will offer at the refurbished Fitzroy Oval/Old Camp ground is a more difficult assignment.

Even though Dorrigo is playing at home, Nana Glen is expected to start its season with a winin today's one-day encounter.

First grade matches
Diggers v Sawtell at Fitzroy Oval/Old Camp
Dorrigo v Nana Glen at Rowe Oval