Weather takes its toll on Sunday cricket

First published in Baxenden Cricket Club

THIS afternoon's Foster's Lancashire League programme has been washed out after heavy rain swept across East Lancashire.

All seven games were called off before their scheduled start times after overnight rain continued into the morning and flooded already soaking grounds.

The first one to officially fall victim to the downpours was the clash between Todmorden and Church at Centre Vale.

Heavy rain swept across the area and, following a week of bad weather, captains Andrew Sutcliffe and Craig Fergusson shook hands before 11.30am.

The big game between defending champions Lowerhouse and last year's runners-up Accrington perished, while Colne travelled to Rishton just for captains Matt Wilson and Jimmy Bibby to shake hands at noon with Blackburn Road unfit and more heavy rain falling.

Enfield's home game with Haslingden was called off without hesitation and it was a similar story at Alexandra Meadows where the East Lancashire v Bacup game also fell victim more than an hour before the scheduled start time.

Burnley's clash with Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall's home game with Nelson also went start time and an early decision was also taken to call off the ECB National Club Knockout tie between Darwen and Fulwood and Broughton as the rain was unrelenting at Birch Hall.

There was also a full programme scheduled in the Ribblesdale League - but many games are in doubt with the Padiham v Salesbury clash the first to be called off in that league.

It was soon followed by the clash between Clitheroe and Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and the Preston Old Road meeting between Cherry Tree and Baxenden. Leaders Barnoldswick were frustrated at second-placed Read, as were Earby v Edenfield, Settle v Whalley and Great Harwood and Ribblesdale Wanderers.

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1:09pm Sun 29 Apr 12

rovertakenmb says...

Can we not rain off the Spurs game as well?
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Can we not rain off the Spurs game as well? www.rovertaken.co.uk rovertakenmb
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8:15am Mon 30 Apr 12

Pinch Hitter says...

Hope Stuart Maher and his cronies in the ‘we play too much cricket brigade’ enjoyed their weekend off.

As we are still waiting for the promised influx of new teams for next season and currently looking at 19 games before any cancellations is anyone now having second thoughts?
Hope Stuart Maher and his cronies in the ‘we play too much cricket brigade’ enjoyed their weekend off. As we are still waiting for the promised influx of new teams for next season and currently looking at 19 games before any cancellations is anyone now having second thoughts? Pinch Hitter
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1:01pm Mon 30 Apr 12

Readreader says...

How far away is Great Harwood from becoming the Cricket field it used to be rather than a beach? How long are the league going to let this go on....
How far away is Great Harwood from becoming the Cricket field it used to be rather than a beach? How long are the league going to let this go on.... Readreader
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1:01pm Mon 30 Apr 12

Readreader says...

How far away is Great Harwood from becoming the Cricket field it used to be rather than a beach? How long are the league going to let this go on....
How far away is Great Harwood from becoming the Cricket field it used to be rather than a beach? How long are the league going to let this go on.... Readreader
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5:04pm Tue 1 May 12

red rose says...

I suggest Stuart comes clean and lets everyone know the planned start date at The Cliffe .Maybe better palnning would have helped.An insider tells me the job was started far to late to have any chance of playing by mid May.All well and good improving things,for which Harwood deserve credit ,but not at the detriment and loss to other clubs.
I suggest Stuart comes clean and lets everyone know the planned start date at The Cliffe .Maybe better palnning would have helped.An insider tells me the job was started far to late to have any chance of playing by mid May.All well and good improving things,for which Harwood deserve credit ,but not at the detriment and loss to other clubs. red rose
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12:08pm Thu 3 May 12

HecticBigBoy says...

rovertakenmb wrote:
Can we not rain off the Spurs game as well? www.rovertaken.co.uk
There was definately a shower out there!!
[quote][p][bold]rovertakenmb[/bold] wrote: Can we not rain off the Spurs game as well? www.rovertaken.co.uk[/p][/quote]There was definately a shower out there!! HecticBigBoy
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12:09pm Thu 3 May 12

HecticBigBoy says...

Readreader wrote:
How far away is Great Harwood from becoming the Cricket field it used to be rather than a beach? How long are the league going to let this go on....
I heard they were selling ice cream and donkey rides ... terrible planning and bad management.
[quote][p][bold]Readreader[/bold] wrote: How far away is Great Harwood from becoming the Cricket field it used to be rather than a beach? How long are the league going to let this go on....[/p][/quote]I heard they were selling ice cream and donkey rides ... terrible planning and bad management. HecticBigBoy
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12:12pm Thu 3 May 12

HecticBigBoy says...

red rose wrote:
I suggest Stuart comes clean and lets everyone know the planned start date at The Cliffe .Maybe better palnning would have helped.An insider tells me the job was started far to late to have any chance of playing by mid May.All well and good improving things,for which Harwood deserve credit ,but not at the detriment and loss to other clubs.
Hear Hear, if that is the case and it is a committee '****-up', then i would like to think visiting sides are compensated for their expenses. How happy would some teams be if they were expected to travel to St.Annes as was expected last week of Ribb??, rain intervened in the end.
[quote][p][bold]red rose[/bold] wrote: I suggest Stuart comes clean and lets everyone know the planned start date at The Cliffe .Maybe better palnning would have helped.An insider tells me the job was started far to late to have any chance of playing by mid May.All well and good improving things,for which Harwood deserve credit ,but not at the detriment and loss to other clubs.[/p][/quote]Hear Hear, if that is the case and it is a committee '****-up', then i would like to think visiting sides are compensated for their expenses. How happy would some teams be if they were expected to travel to St.Annes as was expected last week of Ribb??, rain intervened in the end. HecticBigBoy
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12:28pm Thu 3 May 12

HecticBigBoy says...

Pinch Hitter wrote:
Hope Stuart Maher and his cronies in the ‘we play too much cricket brigade’ enjoyed their weekend off. As we are still waiting for the promised influx of new teams for next season and currently looking at 19 games before any cancellations is anyone now having second thoughts?
Could be a cricket lovers nightmare and a financial disaster for some clubs.
[quote][p][bold]Pinch Hitter[/bold] wrote: Hope Stuart Maher and his cronies in the ‘we play too much cricket brigade’ enjoyed their weekend off. As we are still waiting for the promised influx of new teams for next season and currently looking at 19 games before any cancellations is anyone now having second thoughts?[/p][/quote]Could be a cricket lovers nightmare and a financial disaster for some clubs. HecticBigBoy
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