Devon D West

A SECOND consecutive weekend of cricket was blighted by rain. Unlike most of the county both Whitchurch teams did manage to start their games. Both captains lost the toss and, unsurprisingly, found themselves batting. The first eleven were at home to league leaders Kenn and their formidable bowling attack.

Powell decided that attack was the best form of defence and launched himself at the bowling. His 14 was entertaining if brief. Towl (31) was more circumspect building a useful partnership with Nigel Barriball (15).

After Barriball’s departure Richard Potts once again played sensibly and, with Towl,  took the score above 80 runs earning a couple of useful batting points. Any hopes of a third disappeared as quickly as the batsmen. Hugh Stronge (4 for 36) was the pick of the bowlers.

The forecast rain duly arrived with steady drizzle forcing the players off the field. With no let up the captains agreed to call it a day.