June 20 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Match day seven across the Francis Clark League was another soggy affair across the divisions.
The cancellation or match abandoned count continues to climb the length and breadth of the league and after seven weeks there have been a total of 65 matches either cancelled or abandoned without a finish.
That compares to just 40 through out the entire season in 2011 and 59 in the 2010 campaign.
In recent years the highest number of games called off was in the soggy summer of 2009 when 104 matches across the seven divisions of 1st XI cricket were not played owing to the weather.
Budleigh lost seven games in the three season’s leading up to this campaign and have lost two already this term. Exmouth had suffered six at an average of two per season prior to this campaign, Saturday’s washout at Bovey Tracey was their first weather hit game this season.
Clyst St George were washed out for the second time this term on Saturday, they lost one game to the weather in each of the last two season’s and three in the summer of 20009.
Woodbury, who had not had a single game hit by the weather in either of the last two season’s, had lost three in the 2009 campaign. Fortunately for the Woods they were not in action on Saturday and so they have had just the one rained off match to their name this season.