Its no fun for the rain men

PUBLISHED: 12:35 21 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

THE weather was the main winner of the weekend s cricket action, with only a handful of games being played. Royston had hoped to forget their defeat against St Ives with an away win at Fulbourn, while Ashwell were looking to cement their second place in

THE weather was the main winner of the weekend's cricket action, with only a handful of games being played.

Royston had hoped to forget their defeat against St Ives with an away win at Fulbourn, while Ashwell were looking to cement their second place in the league with a victory over Bassingbourn.

However, both games were cancelled, with Ashwell's vice-captain Jonathan Merrell describing his club's weekend involvement as a "complete washout".

Buntingford were also left frustrated, after both the first and second team's matches on Saturday were abandoned.

The first team had hoped to make it four wins out of four and needed 27 runs from their last three overs, with Steve Paola in commanding form before the heavens opened. The seconds, who were facing Hatfield, were also in a good position before rain put a stop to play.

Elsewhere, Reed missed out on the chance to further their lead at the top of the Saracens Herts League Division 2, when their match with Northchurch was also cut short.

The league leaders were hoping for a comfortable win against their opponents who were second from bottom in the table.

Reed captain James Heslam said: "Before the match was stopped we were looking good.

"Fortunately, the majority of the league's games were called off or abandoned, so we didn't lose any ground.

"This weekend we've got a big match against Flitwick, who are currently lying in fourth place - so it should be a good game.

"We're confident we can get a result and continue our great start to the season.

"Peter Tidey is also returning to action, so we're at full strength and raring to go - as long as the weather holds out!

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