1st XI was abandoned Saturday morning away at Longridge after a lot of rain had caused a soggy outfield and square.
2nd XI managed to get away 15 minutes late, Vernon Carus winning the toss and asking Dale to bat first on what was a fairly dry and hard wicket but after all the rain an understandable decision. Dale managed to amass a whopping 306-7 in their 43 overs but amazingly without a single 50 – Curt Morris (49), Paladiwala (47), Palejwala (44), Vahaluwala (40), Sabir Patel (39) and Ahmed (35).
Vernons had a big mountain to climb and it proved to be too much, all out for 76 – Luke Ashworth (31) with the top score. Nasir Patel doing the damage with the ball (4-13).
Sunday team had a poor game against Darwen, dashing their hopes of a league win. Darwen made 140 all out and bowled Dale out for 56.