A local cricketer has just played the earliest rain card in the history of the game, describing it as a “calculated risk” after some intense studying of this week’s weather forecast. Watsonia Wombats lower order batsman Damon Bradley explained that with heavy rain forecast tomorrow, he was taking the bold move of playing the rain card for both Thursday night training AND the game on Saturday.

Speaking to The Watsonia Bugle for a candid interview, Bradley said, “Sure, I’ve been a strong advocate for playing the rain card on a Friday night, and very occasionally on a Thursday, but this is definitely the earliest I’ve ever played one. It’s risky, but it’s a calculated risk. Maybe it’s the beer talking, but I feel alive, this is very exciting.”

With apocalyptic rain predicted over the next 24 hours, Bradley said it was up to brave individuals like him to capitalise on what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He said, “Chances like this don’t come around very often. I’ve been playing local cricket for 10 years now, I can’t recall as golden an opportunity as this. Plus, my piss fitness is very good right now on the back of footy finals, so I’m absolutely primed to capitalise, haha.”