Netherfield Cricket face Morecambe before weather cancels game

NETHERFIELD were left frustrated by the rain after their game at Morecambe was eventually abandoned.

Both Teams started the game and Netherfield who batted first managed to get 40 overs in and posted a relatively competitive total of 123-8 with Shrikant Mundhes 30 and Tom Andertons 21 keeping the Field in the game.

Liam Moffat tried to bowl Netherfield out after he returned figures of 6-50, before the game was eventually abandoned.

MATCH: James Bowman (Pic: Tony North. Report: Richard Edmondson)

MATCH: James Bowman (Pic: Tony North. Report: Richard Edmondson)

The game started relatively late as Morecambe won the toss and fielded first as they reduced Netherfield onto 32-2.

This came after Liam Moffat was able to see off Ben Barrow who was caught by Jonathan Rongsen before the opening bowler trapped Josh Dixon LBW.

James Bowman and Shirkant Mundhe offered some resistance where Bowman scored 20-38.

However, he was eventually bowled by Moffat.

Moffat continued to apply further pressure trapping Finlay Richardson LBW before bowling Brad Earl with The Field struggling on 76-5.

Mundhe who had batted well for 30 became Moffats latest victim after he was trapped LBW before Kieran Moffat bowled Lewis Richardson.

CRICKET: Shrikant Mundhe (Pic: Tony North. Report: Richard Edmondson)

CRICKET: Shrikant Mundhe (Pic: Tony North. Report: Richard Edmondson)

However, Tom Andertons knocks of 21 kept Netherfield in the game and while Anderton eventually fell to Rongsen Jonathan, both Oli Wileman and Isaac Medhurst frustrated the hosts as the rain eventually came as Netherfield closed on 123-8 off 40 overs.

In the end the game was eventually abandoned with both teams taking five points each.

Netherfield Cricket Club are hosting T20 Finals Day on Sunday 5 September. Netherfield who has qualified for yet another game will be looking to defend their T20 crown as they play Longridge in the second semi-final at 1pm.

BAT: Josh Dixon (Pic: Tony North. Report: Richard Edmondson)

BAT: Josh Dixon (Pic: Tony North. Report: Richard Edmondson)

The First Semi Final will be between Lancaster and Morecambe.

The match will begin at 10am and the final will start 5pm.

The bar will be open while there will be a barbecue.

The Westmorland Gazette | North Lancs