A smashing first innings by the Greater Northern Raiders Men's team was cut short by poor weather on Saturday.
They faced New Town at New Town Oval, and came out of the gate swinging courtesy of opening bowler Jonathon Chapman.
In eight overs, Chapman claimed three wickets and allowed only 12 runs.
Melbourne Star all-rounder Evan Gulbis also showed his quality bowling, capturing a further three wickets and conceding 18 runs across nine overs.
This impressive first innings saw four New Town batters in Tafara and Tawanda Mupariwa, Joe Randall and Hugh Williams net zero runs.
This included golden ducks for Randall and Tawanda Mupariwa.
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However, the poor weather that cancelled last week's match against the University of Tasmania once again reared its ugly head, with Saturday's match being abandoned after 26 overs.
Coach Tim Coyle said it was unfortunate to have the weather once again stop play.
"We got off to a very positive start and it was a shame the weather intervened again," he said.
The state's Premier League teams will take a week off for players to join their clubs.
The Raiders will return November 1 to play a double-header against Clarence at the NTCA No.1 ground.
"The season, as we see it, is about learning from every contest ... Gulbis and Chapman were outstanding at bowling and the team played well from that," Coyle said.
"We've got the formula right, now it's about execution."