CENTRAL STAGS v WELLINGTON FIREBIRDS
8 December 2020
Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North
- match abandoned -
Points this round: Stags 2, Firebirds 2
Sunny Sunday was replaced by torrential Tuesday as heavy rain saw the second encounter between these two sides in Palmerston North called off after heavy morning rain.
The abandonment handed the Stags their first two points in a weather-hit campaign that will send them to New Plymouth next Sunday to play the competition leaders Canterbury while still looking for their first win.
The rainoff was a wasted journey for both the Stags' Blair Tickner who had joined the side following a hamstring injury and New Zealand A duties, and James Hartshorn who was called into the Firebirds Ford Trophy side after BLACKCAP Hamish Bennett pulled up sore at training on Monday with an abdominal niggle.