Weather hits days two
Two matches were abandoned in Round 3 as bad weather hit the ECB U13 National Club Championship Finals at Oakham School.
Thursday started with fine rain and a delayed start. The matches were reduced to 15 overs a side and the first innings in each match was comfortably finished. Then another interruption for a heavy shower and the teams were part way through the second innings when heavy rain set in and an early lunch was taken.
After lunch repeated attempts to restart the matches were thwarted by the weather as more heavy showers ensued. Eventually torrential rain at 4pm caused the day's play to be abandoned.
Only one match had progressed far enough in the second innings to reach the 10 over mark which constituted a match. In this game Old Elizabethans had scored 79 for nine in their 15 overs and Ealing were 47 for three in reply after 10 overs. This meant that Old Elizabethans had won on run rate.
The morning matches between the other four teams were 'no results' with each team gaining 5 points.
All three matches in Round 4 were abandoned without a ball being bowled.