So we have gone from the driest April on record to possibly the wettest May on record. The gods are having a laugh at our expense.  May is in fact usually the driest month in the year in this part of the Country, but we certainly hope this is not the case for 2021!

The rain last Thursday unfortunately got under the covers back of a length at one end and was very soft by Friday PM when the covers came off.  Further rain on Saturday morning made the game impossible.  We have been trying to get an ECB grant for roller covers for some years now, but the recent weather showed how necessary these are.  More on that to come, as we don’t see the ECB having any such funds for some time after the last 12 months, so we need to be self-sufficient.

The seconds fared better at Chipping Norton ( who have very good covers) and we started almost on time, with Chippy batting first.  Their batting was steady and they never got away from us despite two of their players reaching 50. Jonathan Watts bowled excellent spells at the start and end of the innings going for only 18 runs in his 8 overs.  Dan Rawlings supported him well with 3 for 33 and Will Glibert with 2 for 32 from his 8 one a sharp catch at slip by Howard Lancaster.Chasing 178 for 6, Deddington did not manage a single over before the rain came and that was it.  The rain came and went and came again and the game was abandoned at 5pm.  Typically, the sun then came out form the next 2 hours, but by then the neutral umpire was at home watching the Cup Final, so we had drown our frustrations with San Miguel.

The women on Sunday fared no better and their game was called off on Saturday.

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