Rain wrecks Suffolk's trophy match

CRICKET: Rain ruined Suffolk's ECB 38-County Trophy game against Cambridgeshire at Exning yesterday, with just four and a half overs possible.The wet weather had delayed the start for 90 minutes, and Cambridgeshire's innings was caught short by more rain with the visitors on 7 for 0.

RAIN ruined Suffolk's ECB 38-County Trophy game against Cambridgeshire at Exning yesterday, with just four and a half overs possible.

The wet weather had delayed the start for 90 minutes, and Cambridgeshire's innings was caught short by more rain with the visitors on 7 for 0. The match was eventually abandoned.

Suffolk, who comprehensively defeated Hertfordshire in their first match, remain unbeaten in this competition, but they will be disappointed to have missed out on some much-needed match practise ahead of Wednesday's Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy tie against Northamptonshire.

Kevin Brooks, Suffolk's director of cricket, explained: "The rain returned and we ran out of time. There was no prospect of a meaningful game.

"It was disappointing on two counts. Firstly, we were looking to cement our position at the top of the group, and secondly, we had been hoping to get in some practise for next week's big game.

"The abandonment has hindered our preparations, but as far as the ECB Trophy is concerned, we can win the group if we win our last two games," added Brooks.