JUST seven overs were bowled during fixtures involving Prestatyn, St Asaph and Abergele this weekend.

Heavy rain and blustery winds played havoc with the weekend’s cricket fixtures once again, forcing a serious of abandoned games with minimal play involving sides from the region.

Prestatyn’s trip to Liverpool and District Competition Division One title hopefuls Newton-le-Willows was brought to a premature halt after seven overs of play, with both teams sharing five points each as a result of the abandonment.

The visitors were put into bat and made a moderate start, but Kieron Tidswell was ousted from the crease early on when he fell victim to an lbw appeal from Dominic Chambers after contributing just three to the overall score.

Fellow opener Robbie Rimmington withstood some early pressure to finish unbeaten on eight from 19 deliveries, with Sheil Sethi (3*) also there at the close of play.

The Beach Close side remain 24 points clear of the drop zone ahead of their home encounter against Sefton Park this Saturday.

St Asaph’s North Wales Cricket League Premier Division encounter at Pontblyddyn was cancelled without a ball being bowled, and the inconsistent Saints will look to get their campaign back on track this Saturday when they entertain Denbigh in a hotly anticipated derby clash.

North Wales Cricket League Division One strugglers Abergele had their home tie against promotion contenders Llay Welfare cancelled, and the second-from-bottom side are next in action this Saturday when they travel to Bethesda.