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Rain curtains Siddle's bowling stint

New South Wales 0 for 27 v Victoria
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Peter Siddle's quest to show his value as a member of the Australian Test squad was curtailed yet again as only 9.5 overs of play were possible on the first day of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Victoria at the SCG.

Heavy rain on Thursday night had affected the condition of the bowlers' run-ups at the ground, preventing any play until after 1pm. After the NSW captain Moises Henriques chose to bat, Ed Cowan and Ryan Carters reached 0 for 27 while denying Siddle a wicket in his opening spell.

However, less than an hour's play had taken place when another storm enveloped Sydney, sending the players from the field and causing play to be abandoned for the day. Siddle had flown from Brisbane to Sydney in search of a decent bowling stint, but this time he was thwarted by elements rather than selectors.

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