Cuts get first win as two matches rained out
Rain affected two Logic Premier Division matches on Sunday, though Willow Cuts did have enough time after a rain stoppage to record their first win of the season against Western Stars.
The match between Cleveland and St David's at Wellington Oval did not start because of a wet wicket, while Bailey's Bay had their match at Southampton Oval abandoned at 4.20 after water leaked under the covers during a two-hour delay.
Bailey's Bay were looking to bounce back from last weekend's loss to St David's which left them trailing the leaders by fifteen points. They won the toss and sent Southampton Rangers in to bat and had them in early trouble at 56 for three with Zeko Burgess picking up the first two wickets in his opening spell.
Burgess trapped Curtis Jackson lbw for a duck and then bowled the other opener, Kwame Tucker, for three to make it 18 for two. Malachi Jones had Ricardo Brangman out lbw for 23 to make it 56 for three before Alex Dore (64 not out) and captain Janeiro Tucker (40 not out) put on 92 for the unbroken fourth wicket, taking the score to 148 after 32 overs before the rain sent the teams off the field at 2.12.
After a two hour delay, an inspection of the wicket revealed some wet spots and umpires Melvin Best and Craig Brangman called the match off at 4.20 with more rain threatening.
Cuts finally got some breaks at Somerset where, after Stars won the toss and posted 201 for eight in their 50 overs, Cuts were left to chase a reduced target of 146 in 36 overs following rain which delayed the restart after the tea interval.
Cuts reached 151 for four in 32.1 overs with Sheroy Fubler high man with 48 while Ryan Shepherd scored 41 not out. Jaden Manders took two for 23 from seven overs to lead the Stars bowling.
Earlier, captain Justin Robinson led the Stars batting with 68 while Rohan Davis supported with 49 not out. Kamel Bashir took three for 39 from ten overs with three maidens while Dean Stephens had figures of two for 24 off ten with four maidens.