Pennant future in Campaspe Division

Heat rule

Lee Campbell - Saturday, February 01, 2014

Pennant is called off this weekend due to heat wave wise heads prevailed, but it was close Here is how I see it; the cut off temp is a line in the sand, 40 degrees up here, how they legally override Bowls Vic heat rule 38 amazes me ( They say we would not play enough games at 38 degrees) maybe we are looking from the wrong angle adopting an English game and playing under English traditions We are in Australia with a different climate all we need to do is to be more flexible in our playing time's Ladies have smartened up; Men still cry "unfair on Saturday workers" Up here in Campaspe Region 98% of men are retired and do you hold a game up for the good of the few or the benefit of the many Not asking for major changes just ability to be a little flexible on Saturday. Pennant remain as is, for most of season, but if forecast is for 38+ for Saturday arrange to play early Saturday morning for the majorities benefit even be able to play Friday night prior We just have to be smarter in our thinking! South Australia play Friday night if forecast is 40 degrees Playing till the dry bulb hits 40 means we have played 4 hours in 35 degrees plus up till then, and we have a duty of care to our players to look after them. Heart attacks went up 700% in last heat wave and I am sure ambulances wont attend a heat stressed bowler on the green in 39 degrees with all the other emergencies