Cricket: Well done to Shenley Church End – the only city team to play on Saturday

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IT’S turning out to be one of the worst summers in living memory, and the horrible weather is having a disastrous effect on the local cricket season, with all but one of Saturday’s matches involving Milton Keynes clubs being abandoned.

In the Cherwell League, Bletchley Town’s home fixture against Oxford Downs was washed out, as was the game between Great Brickhill and Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts.

Wolverton Town’s Division Two game at Tiddington was also called off – as were the matches involving all three clubs’ second string sides in Division Six.

Stony Stratford’s Northants League Premier Division fixture at Burton Latimer was also cancelled.

And only two out of 29 Four Counties League games across the six divisions went ahead, with Shenley Church End the only Milton Keynes team to see action as they won at Bromham by 105 runs.

Shenley reached 185-9 from their 44 overs and had the hosts blown away for just 80 in reply.

With eight of their previous nine games being cancelled or abandoned because of the summer showers, Shenley have been one of the clubs worst hit by the appalling weather over the last few weeks – indeed their success at Bromham was their first victory of 2012.

>> North Crawley CC are holding Youth Taster Sessions on Friday, July 13 and 20 from 6-7.30pm open to anyone from the age of seven to 11.

For more information, contact Youth Co-ordinator Sam Howe by emailing northcrawleycc@btinternet.com.