AT the time of writing this report the likelihood of the final round of Division One pennant being played is looking rather gloomy.
No play takes place on a day of Total Fire Ban.
Even on Tuesday morning the temperature was predicted to be 40 degrees Celsius.
Add humidity of a highish 15 percent and all we need is five to 10k of wind for a TFB trigger.
However, we will plan for the best.
As it is quite some time since a game of pennant has been played it should be remembered that each game is between sides of the opposite conference.
Portland Gold (145 points) host sister side Blue.
Gold can lose top place to Memorial, in the Wannon conference, as it is only one point ahead.
Blue (118 points) could replace Balmoral (120 points) in Glenelg if it was to have a big win.
So one can see the intricacies of the final round with more to come.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, January 30, 2014.