The typical weekend heavy rains returned to scupper any chance of a result in any of the four scheduled Calmore Sports matches today (Saturday 15th May) for a second successive weekend.
But only the 4th XI game at home to Southampton Travellers II didn’t get started with some play taking place in the other three, but a heavy shower that crossed over the region was enough for them all to be curtailed and deemed ‘no result’.
At Loperwood Park, Portsmouth were the visitors in SPCL Division One and, put in to bat by Calmore skipper Mark Lavelle, were in some trouble at 43-3 from 11 overs when the rains hit.
Yannick de Mezieres Lepervanche struck with his first ball when opener Jack Marston played a horrible shot and found Will Brewster at mid-wicket and his fellow opener Ben Duggan followed soon after when he mistimed a drive and Brewster, becoming Calmore SPCL cap 142 in his debut, this time at mid-on, took the easy chance to give Steve Wright a scalp.
Captain James Christian come out attacking and struck three fours in his 11-ball stay but tried one too many and Yannick knocked him over for 15. However, it was a short lived hope as the dark clouds grew over the ground and the downpour was soon to follow to wash the game out.
In Hampshire League Division 3 South, it was the same story as 11 overs were possible in which Locks Heath reached 36-0 before the game was stopped and subsequently abandoned.
And the 3rd XI travelled to Stubbington to meet Sarisbury Athletic 3s in Division 5 Central and were well placed at 41-1 from 12 overs before the end came. Mike Cotton hit a six and a four in his swift 17 while Paul Lock (14*) and Darren Vann (5*) were at the crease when the clouds burst.
Any danger of summer breaking out?