Rain Ruins Game with Leaders

A poor weather forecast was the last thing both teams wanted when table toppers Finedon Dolben IV visited Compton Park.

The visitors won the toss and predictably invited the Cooks to bat. The first 20 overs were forgettable with 5 batsmen back in the hutch for only 45 runs. The Finedon bowlers being on top a small total beckoned. The opposition though were repelled by a vital stand from the Harris clan, cousins Dan & Jack who both showed great defiance, compiling a eighth wicket stand of 63 which was just as valuable in time spent at the crease. The innings ended in the 39th over when Jack was last out in light drizzle.

After another splendid tea provided by Collette the players could see that the menacing clouds had completely encircled the ground and persistent rain was falling. The rain never totally stopped and with the number of overs lost piling up, the decision was taken by the umpires at 5:35pm to abandon the game. This decision was vindicated when the heavens completely opened half an hour later to put paid any thoughts about missing an opportunity.

Although the batting was not ideal, the strength in depth was demonstrated by a vital 8th wicket partnership. Lest we forget the result extended the Cooks unbeaten sequence to eight games.

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