Cricket is once again the victim of wet weather

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THE unbelieveable wet weather again played havoc with the cricketing fixtures in the Wellstream Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League programme with only one game apiece in the A1 & A2 divisions taking place on Saturday.

The Tynedale vs Sacriston clash was the only game to survive the elements in the A1 division at Hexham.

But more significantly in the A2 division, Consett’s nine-wicket victory over Alnwick saw them leapfrog Ashington to go second top with the Colliers – whose game at Newcastle City was a non starter – dropping to fourth.

Now, weather and the fitness of the ground permitting, the Wansbeck side will prepare to face the new league leaders Consett at Langwell Crescent this coming Saturday in a top of table encounter.

Meanwhile, the odds of obtaining a ‘match on’ verdict when Ashington seconds are involved continues to recede every week.

Last weekend’s scheduled tussle with Newcastle City was scuppered by the heavy downpour late on Friday evening.

This made it an unprecedented ten B1 division fixtures which have been washed out from a possible 12.

Martin Thewlis’ side secured back to back victories over Whickham and Ponteland, the latter at the beginning of June and this Saturday, are due to visit Lanchester.