One third of league matches already hit by the weather

14:49 05 June 2012

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The weekend’s Stay in Devon North Devon Cricket League programme was wiped out by the weather, with action in just two of the scheduled 13 matches and neither of those made it to a finish.

It means that after eight weeks of the campaign no fewer than 37 of the scheduled 105 have been called off.

The furthest they got in terms of action was in Mid Devon, where Division Two leaders Halberton switched their fixture at Victoria Park to their Sampford Peverell home and powered their way to 350-4, with overseas star Greg Maher cracking his second Sunday ton of the year, this time notching a double century before retiring unbeaten on 201. Victoria Park were 77-6 when then rains arrived to wash any chance of a finish away.

There was limited action in the Division One game at North Devon, where the home side were 127-7 against Bideford when they finally gave in to the worsening weather conditions.

No play was possible in the top flight game at Newton Tracey, where Braunton were the visitors or at Filleigh where Sandford were due to play.

The Division Two games at Beaford (versus Incorrigibles) and Shebbear (versus Weare Giffard) were also washed out.

There was no action in any of the four Division Four matches that were on the fixture card and more than a quarter of that division’s games have now met a weather enforced grave.

Not a ball was bowled among the three Division Five games and that means the bottom division has now been hit with the most cancelled matches to date, with 10 of the 25 matches scheduled so far being cancelled.

Filleigh IIIs have suffered more than most, losing four of their six games so far and new boys Dulverton have also had four rained off.

Division One

North Devon 127-7 rsp versus Bideford – match abandoned.

Newton Tracey versus Braunton – no play rain

Filleigh versus Sandford – no play rain

Division Two

Beaford versus Incorrigibles – no play rain

Shebbear versus Weare Giffard – no play rain.

Halberton 350-4 (G Maher 201 ret’d), Victoria Park 77-6 rsp – match abandoned.

Division Four

Kelseymen versus Barnstaple & Pilton – no play rain.

Petrockstowe versus North Devon III – no play rain.

North Molton versus Heathcoat II – no play rain.

Ilfracombe versus Westleigh – no play rain.

Division Five

Barnstaple & Pilton III versus Bratton Fleming – no play rain .

Nomansland versus Victoria Park – no play rain.

Bishops Nympton versus Filleigh – no play rain.

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