Jon Cook
1 minute read
30 Aug 2013
5:50 am

Rain damages play in Cape

Jon Cook

Cape Town – Torrential rain and heavy winds played havoc with the playing conditions at Hartleyvale's stadium and B pitch on Wednesday, leaving the surfaces unfit for any competitive hockey to be played at the arena in the Mother City.

This resulted in the matches in the Men’s Interprovincial Tournament eventually having to be moved to the University of Cape Town, this after first the Western Province Cricket Club’s and then the Central Hockey Club’s (Vygieskraal) turfs were both declared unfit for play due to the waterlogged surfaces at both of these venues.

After Wednesday’s revised start times had seen the matches eventually completed, the 100% win record Western Province, Southern Gauteng and KwaZulu-natal Raiders teams went through to today’s semifinals of the Men’s Interprovincial Tournament with one of the five rounds in the preliminary, Pool stage, which were due to be played yesterday.

The semifinals and cross-pool play-offs are taking place today with the final and the classification matches are due to be played this weekend.