The new season kicked off today in typical fashion, with, at the time of writing, seventeen of the twenty-two games across all divisions confirmed abandoned due to the rain, with the 1sts away at Buxworth called off early morning.
The 2nds game against Offerton got underway 30 minutes late, and managed 10 overs before the rain restarted, and the players were brought back off the field, another 30 minutes was endured in the changing rooms watching the drizzle come down, before it was decided we’d take an early tea, in the hope it would stop in the meantime.
Unfortunately, after tea, the outfield was still getting wetter by the constant light rain, and the Umpires and Captains came to the conclusion that enough was enough, and the match was abandoned, with Offerton finished 27 for 2 in 10 overs.
Those two wickets were enough for the home side to pick up 1 fielding point, and finish Match-day 1, top of Division 5. 😀
Next week’s abandoned match is scheduled for Buxworth away, today’s scorecard, for what it is, is available here.