Rain stops play in WGC's first match

PUBLISHED: 16:45 21 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:44 26 October 2009

The covers come on at a gloomy Digswell Park on Saturday

The covers come on at a gloomy Digswell Park on Saturday

THE opening of the new cricket season brought a familiar story on Saturday – rain! WGC s first friendly of the 2008 campaign against West Herts was abandoned at Digswell Park with the visitors 149-3 after 27 overs. The positives from this aborted match fr

THE opening of the new cricket season brought a familiar story on Saturday - rain!

WGC's first friendly of the 2008 campaign against West Herts was abandoned at Digswell Park with the visitors 149-3 after 27 overs.

The positives from this aborted match from a WGC perspective were impressive spells from newcomer Gavin Baker, Oxfordshire Minor Counties bowler Jamie Hewitt and Herts player Simon White.

All three bowled well before persistent drizzle and a bitingly cold wind drove the players from the pitch and the covers came on.

For the visitors, the Herts duo of Steve Clark (26) and Matt Smith (35 no) had the advantage of batting against a wet ball.

They looked to be in good nick and West Herts are sure to be a force in Home Counties Premier League Division Two (East) this year.

Martin James' side have much loftier ambitions in the division above their Watford-based rivals.

Despite the cold, wintry weather, the club did manage to complete three full games out of four over the weekend.

The highlight was the first completed century at Digswell Park by Aaron Laraman, who hit his Herts colleagues all over the pitch before retiring with a ton under his belt.


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