Game abandoned in Bournemouth

After last weeks disappointment when Hyde 2nds were unable to raise a side, Nomansland travelled to Bournemouth in the hope of finishing the season on a high. Taking first knock at Chapel Gate, it was soon apparent that the long grass in the outfield was going to prevent a high scoring game. A rain break came after 35 minutes batting with Nomansland 34-2, but play was able to resume after a break of 45 minutes when the rain relented. The visitors swiftly slumped to a precarious 39-5 in the sixteenth over, but a determined Chris Walton was joined by the fast improving James Mason in a useful stand. Walton had dusted the cobwebs from his kit and was making his only appearance of the season and gradually found his touch. Nomansland had already realised that 140 would be a good score in the circumstances and the pair added 70 in contrasting styles before both fell with the score on 109, Walton for 36 and Mason for 35.  Carl Mason and Mike Rowland then took the score  on to 120-7 before the rain returned and forced an early tea at 36 overs. The rain was still coming down after tea and the match was abandoned, which bearing in mind how much certain players ate was perhaps a good thing!