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ACT Premier Cricket: Washouts force teams to get creative to generate results

Weston Creek Molonglo captain Jono Dean says teams will have to be creative to manufacture results after all but one ACT Premier Cricket game were washed out on Saturday.

Just 3.3 overs were possible in the first day of Creek's Douglas Cup clash with Queanbeyan at Freebody Oval before lightning and rain stopped play.

Queanbeyan will resume next weekend at 1-6.

Cricket ACT would have had the option of changing the fixtures to one-day games if play had been washed out in all four games.

Dean said it was the right decision to get in as much play as they could and that Creek was in a fortunate position that it didn't have to push for a result given they are second on the ladder.

"I guess it hurts teams like Queanbeyan that are chasing finals spots, it makes it a bit harder," Dean said.


"There are still points up for grabs next week if teams play well.

"I'm sure we'll be able to find a result somehow against Queanbeyan."

ANU captain Max Wakefield expected that to also be the case in his side's match with Ginninderra at Kippax Oval.

"Both teams are outside the top four at the moment, so it's in no-one's interest to come away without any points," Wakefield said.

"It's up to us to be creative and try and orchestrate a result, however you can't force that on to the opposition."

Dean is playing is first game back in Canberra after missing the past two months with BBL commitments with the Adelaide Strikers.

The Strikers finished on top of the table after the regular season, but were knocked out in the semi-finals to eventual champions, the Sydney Thunder, thanks to a magnificent Usman Khawaja century.

Dean didn't play in the semi-final, but scored a blistering 48 against the Melbourne Renegades at Etihad Stadium to underscore his Twenty20 credentials.

The 31-year-old is off contract and hopes he can secure another deal to continue to play in the BBL.

"It's nice to be home. It's a long, intense time away, so it's nice to take a bit of a breather and not have the high stress of high-level cricket," Dean said.

"It was a fantastic time away, unfortunately we stumbled at the last hurdle again.

"First things first, someone's got to want me, so hopefully teams do want me back and it's an experience I can have again."