One-day Gallop Cup final between Weston Creek Molonglo and Western District UC washed out

Blake Dean's century put Weston Creek Molonglo into a commanding position, but he said it felt "a bit wasted" after the 50-over Gallop Cup final was washed out at Stirling on Sunday.

The Creekers had put themselves into a commanding position after getting bowled out for 275, which included Dean's 110 off 124 balls, but the rain ended play when Western District US were 1-18 from just 5.4 overs.

They'll return to Stirling next Sunday to try and get a result then.

Dean continued his brilliant form against Wests, adding his century to the unbeaten 80 he scored against them on Saturday in the two-day competition, plus the 135 he scored against them in a one-day game earlier in the season.

He felt they probably should have scored more than 300, with Jono Dean (36), Cade Brown (37) and Adam Heading (32) getting starts but unable to go on.

 Dean  didn't think they'd used up all their runs and was confident they could reproduce another strong batting performance in the postponed decider.


"It [the century] was okay, it doesn't mean anything now," he said.

"It feels a bit wasted, all the pressure this morning and it all just means nothing. There's not really much you can take from it.

"I think we can do it again, it's just feels a bit funny today because it's all pointless.

"We'll start again next week, hopefully everyone's still available."

Wests captain Ben Oakley also thought Weston Creek had the ability to get more runs next week, but thought his bowlers would take confidence out of the way they ended their 50-overs, taking 7-48.

While the Wests batsmen hadn't had the best start to their innings, he wished they'd been able to get all the overs in because he was confident they could've made the runs.

While Joe Cooke had the best figures of 4-47, Oakley said opener Dale Riley (2-35) was the pick of the Wests attack.

"We've got to do the dance again next Sunday ... it was a good total, but it was a good flat wicket as well," Oakley said.

"I would've loved to have played out the full 50 overs today ... I'd like to see our boys try and chase them."


Weston Creek Molonglo 275 (Blake Dean 110, Cade Brown 37, Joe Cooke 4-47) v Western District UC 1-18. Match abandoned.