Once again the weather was the real victor at the weekend as a small minority of the region’s cricket fixtures went ahead.
Aside from Alnmouth & Lesbury’s win in the Premier Division, and the match between Corbridge and Ashington, the whole of the Northumberland Cricket League was wiped out.
This included the Premier League’s north Northumberland clash between Tillside and Warkworth.
And there was no play in Ulgham Village firsts’ game with Cramlington in Division Two, nor the twos’ match with Kirkley 2nd XI and Stobswood Welfare’s tie against Monkseaton thirds in Division B2.
The same was true for the two Alnwick sides in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior Cricket League.
Across the four divisions only two matches got underway and both were abandoned before being completed. The rest never even started.
There was no more luck with the conditions in the Johnnie Johnson Housing Alnwick and District League, which also saw no matches going ahead.
Across all the different leagues, many of the teams have had more games abandoned than played due to the damp start to the 2012 season.
The teams at the top of their respective leagues tend to be those who have managed to fulfil the majority of their fixtures.