Rain dampens the mood as cricket halts

Rain covers remained on at Great Brickhill all day.
Rain covers remained on at Great Brickhill all day.

Great Brickhill lost out on top spot in Cherwell League Division 1 as the rain disrupted games all over Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

The leaders were due to take on Oxford 2nds away from home, but rainfall was winner overall, as their game was abandoned.

However, there were a few games elsewhere that were able to go ahead - namely Thame Town’s game with Tiddington, which would go the way of Thame and see them leap-frog Brickhill to take over at the top.

In Four Counties, every game but one in all seven divisions went the way of the weather, as Eaton Bray showed patience in waiting until 4pm to start their game against Biddenham.

Their seven wicket win saw them move to within two points of Division 1 leaders Milton Keynes.

In Northants Cricket League, Stony Stratford were sparred the abandonment because they didn’t have a fixture.

Stony’s 2nds however did manage to get their game with Kettering in. Henry Charter took 4-70 for Stony as Kettering set 181-6.

In reply, Stony were just behind on the run rate and with reduced overs scored 153-8 and had to settle for a draw.