CITY Colts will challenge the result of their match against Ovens Valley United after it was declared a draw following the abandonment of the second day.
Colts went into day two needing just six runs to secure victory with seven wickets in hand but the round four clash was called off ahead of Saturday due to damage to the turf pitch at Whorouly.
It is believed children damaged the wicket unknowingly while it was uncovered, following midweek rain.
City Colts vice captain Kent Braden said his club would be appealing the decision to end the match in a draw.
If the result stands Colts will receive just 5.81 points from the match but given they were in a position to chase an outright victory, it could cost them as much as an extra 10 points.
Ovens Valley United president Brad Piazza said he could understand Colts’ frustrations but said it was common for pitches to be left uncovered until Thursday and Friday night.
“They were pretty disappointed as you would be when you are six runs away from winning,” Piazza said.