“IT’S hugely frustrating,” said skipper Dominic Ostler as the wet weather put paid to Berkswell’s opening game in the Birmingham Premier League against Knowle & Dorridge.
“Our groundsman and his band of helpers worked heroically to try to get the ground fit for play,” he continued, “but it became obvious that the volume of rain we had during the week had waterlogged the square and outfield making play impossible.”
The only consolation for Berkswell was that the weather washed out all the other games in the league except for two so the majority of sides start again next week on equal points, Berkswell facing Kidderminster Victoria.
Meanwhile Moseley’s first game in division one of the Birmingham Cricket League got off to a gloomy start as they crashed to Bromsgrove, losing by 42 runs.
In a weekend’s cricket devastated by the weather, the Streetsbrook Road side’s game went ahead, Bromsgrove posting 219 for five from 45 overs.
In reply, although Warwickshire’s Laurie Evans hit 90 support was in short supply with only Simon Chase coming close with 43, Moseley being dismissed for 177.
Tomorrow, Saturday, Knowle & Dorridge will aim to kickstart their season against Wolverhampton in the premier division while Moseley play Whitchurch away and Dorridge face Walmley at home.