Players left frustrated as rain forces an early halt
PLAYERS from both teams were left frustrated when the much-anticipated fixture between Bronwydd and Llandysul in division one of the South Wales Cricket Association was abandoned after only five overs.
The groundstaff had worked throughout the week to get a pitch ready for the game and conditions were acceptable to the umpires for a prompt start.
After losing the toss, Bronwydd batted first and reached 17 without loss when a heavy shower resulted in the umpires taking the players off the field.
After around half-an-hour, the rain stopped and again the groundstaff, with the help of the Bronwydd players, tried to dry out the areas around the pitch. The umpires made regular inspections and agreed that tea would be taken early and they would inspect again at 3.45pm. But this inspection convinced the umpires that conditions were not suitable and the game was abandoned.
The game was sponsored by Hugh Harries HRE Builders, Barry Davies, Rees Electrical Engineering Solutions, Stuart Phillips a’r Bois and Tommy Williams of New Stag’s Head.