Wet weather is Twenty20 beater

ADCL T20'Rock Raptors Captain David Short being bowled by Beachboys late call up Nicholas Robertson.

ADCL T20'Rock Raptors Captain David Short being bowled by Beachboys late call up Nicholas Robertson.

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Rain has been the winner in this year’s Alnwick & District Cricket League Twenty20 contest.

Wet weather forced a premature end to Finals Day on Sunday, with only one semi-final match being completed.

And organisers have said that with time running out on the season, it looks unlikely that the competition will be finished this time round.

In the first semi-final at the weekend, Alnmouth & Lesbury Beach Boys beat Rock Raptors by seven wickets.

Batting first, the Raptors scored 135-5 from their allotted 20 overs.

Resistance from Paul Kelly (34) and an unbeaten 50 from Tony Dunn helped Rock recover from a poor start, finding themselves at 20-3 at one point.

Johnny Ridley (1-17), Edward Brunton (1-21), Alistair Batey (1-25) and Nicholas Robertson (2-17) were the Alnmouth wicket-takers.

Unbeaten knocks by Callum Batey and Ridley of 53 and 45 respectively, helped the Beach Boys to a winning reply of 136-3.

Michael Williams (3-24) struck with the ball, but the Raptors could not stop Alnmouth from winning and reaching the final.

In the second semi, Wooler Wizards were 41-2 against Tillside Tomahawks when the rain came down and forced a cancellation after eight overs. Robert Matthewson was 26 not out.