It’s a wash-out on the cricket front

PUBLISHED: 16:27 28 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:29 28 August 2013

WGC CC vs Potters Bar CC was abandoned due to rain

WGC CC vs Potters Bar CC was abandoned due to rain


RAIN was unfortunately the winner at the weekend with cricket fixtures washed out in the region.

Welwyn Garden City, Potters Bar and North Mymms are right in the thick of the HCPL Division One relegation battle.

The trio sit in the table’s bottom three places with the last two going down to Division Two East.

A mixture of derby games in the final two weekends of the season will determine their fates.

Rain ruined the eagerly anticipated encounter between WGC and Potters Bar at Digswell Park on Saturday.

With the two at the foot of the league table, and matches running out, they were gearing up for a hugely important derby clash.

However, heavy downpours ended both sides’ hopes of getting much-needed points on the board.

Mymms are third from bottom and just two points clear of WGC.

It looks likely that two of the three Times Territory clubs will go down.

But there is still plenty to play for with Mymms to travel to WGC on Saturday and then host Potters Bar on the final day of the season.

Bar must now win their final two matches of the season, against Slough and Mymms, if they are to stand any chance of avoiding the drop.

WGC are also looking in trouble. They are scheduled to host near neighbours Mymms on Saturday with a final day trip to Tring Park.

At the other end of the table, Henley were confirmed as champions as the washed out fixtures ensured they can not be caught at the top by second placed club Slough.

The wet outfield at Digswell Park also saw the scheduled England Physical Disability Team match against the Hertfordshire disability team called off on Sunday.

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