How did your cricket team fare at the weekend?

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Rain decimated the Liverpool Cricket Competition programme on Saturday with only a fistful of matches reaching a positive conclusion at first team level and none of which involved local clubs.

The Rainford v New Brighton clash was abandoned without a ball being bowled but Rainhill managed to fit in 48 overs, scoring 149-5 against Formby at Victoria Terrace before the heavens opened.

Mohammad Aslam top scored with 48 with further double-figures contributions coming from opener Mike Rotherham (33), Ben Edmondson (18), Sam Kershaw (17) and David Atkinson (15).

Both picked up five points, leaving Rainford still 11th on 108 points from 12 matches and Rainhill eighth on 125 points.

In division one, Newton-le-Willows completed their innings against leaders Burscough at School Lane before late afternoon rain ended proceedings.

By that stage the visitors had clawed their way to 155-8 declared from 55 overs in which Jonathan Hirst smashed an unbeaten73 while opener Furquan Shafiq was dismissed just short of the half-century mark.

In reply the hosts had reached 8-1, Cameron Smith dismissing Lee Berrie in the one and only over, when rain intervened.

Second division title chasers St Helens had to be content with five points after their game at Spring View was abandoned and it was the same story at Sutton where the New Street outfit were due to face Old Xaverians.

Local clubs will be hoping for better weather this week-end with Rainhill and Rainford will be searching for much-needed wins to escape from the lower reaches of the premier division table.

Rainhill, in particular, face a daunting task against third-placed Ormskirk at Victoria Terrace. but Rainford must fancy their chances against fellow strugglers Colwyn Bay at Church Road.

In division one, Newton-le-Willows visit Orrell Red Triangle, while in division two St Helens Town travel to basement boys Wavertree and Sutton entertain Spring View.