Bad weather tore through most of the fixture list in the Shropshire and Cheshire divisions on the weekend.

All bar one of the games scheduled for the Whitchurch Herald sides were called off as a result of heavy rain and wind.

Whitchurch’s third XI were the only team to play over the weekend, as they suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Alderbury thirds.

A half-century from opener David Brunyard started Whitchurch off well, as the side eventually ended up with 154 all out.

In reply, Alderbury’s top orders were reduced to 22 runs, but Ted Davies single-handedly took apart Whitchurch with his 92 runs. The hosts finished with a score of 156-4 to take the win.

Meanwhile, Whitchurch firsts and seconds both had their games cancelled because of the rain.

Wem first XI were left frustrated as they saw their fixture cancelled against Madeley.

This allowed Worfield to close the gap at the top, meaning Wem now only lead the way by three points.

Wem seconds’ fixture with Broseley was also cancelled, while the third XI, who were set to face Madeley, were also out of action.

It was a weekend of no play for players across the board at Ellesmere Cricket Club.

Ellesmere’s firsts, seconds and thirds were all out of action as the rain made their fixtures unplayable.

The firsts were set to face Shifnal seconds away, Ellesmere seconds were expecting to welcome Lilleshall seconds while Ellesmere thirds saw their fixture with Lilleshall fourth XI cancelled.

Iscoyd & Fenns Bank were also out of action with their fixture with Cae Glas falling victim to the rain.

Calverhall were set to face Acton Reynald but the rain meant play was also not possible for them.

Malpas were expecting to host Wistaston Village but their match was abandoned.

And it was a similar afternoon for Coton Hall who were due to face Quatt thirds.

With the rain still pouring down at 2.30pm, both captains took the decision to abandon the fixture.