Only one over was possible in the 1st XI’s opening league match of the season against Aberdeenshire at Mannofield on Saturday. Weather forecasts earlier in the week suggested Aberdeen would escape the worst of the forecast rain. In the event the opposite was the case. Overnight rain gave way to a light drizzle but with the outfield saturated play was delayed until 2 pm. ‘Shire won the toss and put us in to bat. Kyle McCallum faced Shire’s Kiwi left arm pace bowler Callum Mackaness who took wickets in the corresponding match last season. Two trademark blows from Kyle and two wides and we were off to a flier, 9 for no wicket. Before the players could take their positions for the second over the drizzle became heavier and the umpires took the players off. This was followed by persistent rain and the inevitable cancellation came at 3.30pm.
Club President, Lawrance Reilly was the day’s ball sponsor and was present to witness the very limited action.
Next Saturday the 1sts are at Grange Loan to play Carlton who were somewhat surprising losers to Stoneywood Dyce.