"An innocent mistake was made when the rain-off
date was selected, and we didn't realise the mix-up until we saw the press release.
BERWICK Bandits suffered yet another away rain-off
last night at the Redcar Bears, but at least it gave them the chance to set off on the long haul south to Plymouth Devils to be fresh for the Premier League match at the St.
Cranmer - who had 108 wickets in his two seasons at the club and almost 700 runs last term - has been drafted back in after the club's slow start to the season, although Swaine moved off the bottom thanks to Saturday's home win against Elland and Monday's rain-off
over at Delph & Dobcross, when they were well in charge.
Newcastle team manager George English said: "Any rain-off
is always disappointing and this one means we will be setting a target on Sunday Our biggest home win last year ( when we were really struggling ( was against the Stars, 57-39, so I will be looking for a lead of at least 20 points."
Every time we get a rain-off
it costs us pounds 2000 because we still have bills and travelling expenses for our opponents.
It was the Diamonds' sixth consecutive rain-off
in 12 days, spread across five different tracks.
The postponement comes on top of Monday's rain-off
at Wolverhampton for the Buildbase Bees and means that 19-year-old German recruit Martin Smolinski has to wait until tomorrow night's double-header at Swindon - weather permitting - to make his debut for the Brandon outfit.
Still hanging on to second place in Division Two, despite losing at Essex a fortnight ago and last week's rain-off
at Lord's, a win for Graeme Hick's men would take them a comfortable eight points clear of fourth-placed Hampshire.
"There's not much worse than a rain-off
when you're a speedway rider," said Parkinson-Blackburn.
But, while the weather will once again probably have the final say, the forecast for tomorrow's Division One showdown with Kent is a lot brighter - and a rain-off
would send Worcestershire down.
He said: "We haven't had a single rain-off
this season, which is amazing, and I've been in this sport a long time.
Said Drury: "At this level you always have to remain positive and while it's been a frustrating start because of the amount of rain-offs
there's still plenty that's encouraged me and I think we're in for another great season.
He said after that meeting that his team had suffered after being unable to build up their confidence on the track due to the large number of recent rain-offs
Nobody could have predicted five successive rain-offs
The 16-year-old has been frustrated by three home rain-offs
out of four for Birmingham, including yesterday's scheduled home clash with Stoke.