While other sides around them in Division Two of the Shrubbery Somerset League managed to complete their games – and several of them won – heavy rain finally brought a halt to proceedings with the match poised at an interesting stage.
Batting first, Stogumber started well with James Weetch and Dan Godfrey putting on 69 in the first ten overs. A fierce storm at this stage sent players rushing to the pavilion where they watched as the square became partially flooded. Incredibly, with copious amounts of sawdust, play was able to resume some two hours later.
Godfrey, who scored a fine 25, was immediately caught behind with the score on 105 but the in-form Weetch hammered his way to exactly 100 before he was bowled going for another big shot. His innings included 13 fours and four sixes. James Rexworthy then took up the run challenge and the ball disappeared to all parts of the ground. He was undefeated on 66 when Stogumber’s declaration came with the score on 239 for 4.
Wincanton had 37 overs to achieve their target but with just one over gone, another heavy shower sent players scurrying once again to the pavilion and finally brought a damp end to the match.
Points: Stogumber 22, Wincanton 16.