Seven weeks without finishing a match...

PUBLISHED: 12:39 26 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

Martyn Deal hits out on his way to a superb century for Ashwell against Longstowe – Pic: 2497DE96

Martyn Deal hits out on his way to a superb century for Ashwell against Longstowe - Pic: 2497DE96

ASHWELL have been left frustrated once more by the weather and have now not completed a match for seven weeks. Their last match was against Great Shelford in June, with no other club falling foul of the unpredictable summer more than they have. Saturday

ASHWELL have been left frustrated once more by the weather and have now not completed a match for seven weeks.

Their last match was against Great Shelford in June, with no other club falling foul of the unpredictable summer more than they have.

Saturday's match with Longstowe was abandoned after tea.

And it was looking good for Ashwell, with both Pete Davis and Martyn Deal making centuries.

Before the proceedings were cut short by the rain, Ashwell were 223-3 off 40 overs.

Vice captain Jonathan Merrell said: "We certainly felt that 223 was going to be enough for us.

"When we played them earlier in the season we restricted them to around 100, so we expected the same outcome again.

"It's been a mixture of circumstance and misfortune that has led to us having so few games in the last few weeks.

"Thankfully, there have been lots of other cancellations in the division, and our destiny is still in our own hands.

"However, despite the frustration and lack of cricket, everyone is keen to play, which was evident in Martyn and Pete's knocks this weekend.

"We're already well into the second half of the season, and it doesn't really feel as if we've started playing properly yet.

"Hopefully the weather will hold out for our game against Haslingfield on Saturday.

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