And it was all going so well, that was until Saturday’s storms all but washed the cricket programme around Banburyshire.
The penultimate weekend of the Cherwell League and the final day of the South Northants Cricket League took a heavy hit as did the Oxon Cricket Association but that still has a couple of rounds to go.
Banbury III lost by seven wickets at Didcot in division three of the Cherwell Cricket League.
Aiden Kammel took 5-30 as Banbury were dismissed for 91 runs. In reply, Elliot Mathews 38no and Ian Demain 30no saw Didcot home in the 22nd over.
Horley III lost by five wickets at Aston Rowant III in division six.
Perran Moon 47 and Aquib Azhar 46 top scored as Horley were dismissed for 166 runs while Colin Bird took 4-36. In reply, Aston Rowant got home in the 44th over with Kevin Slatter 43no, Matthew Luxford 42 and Paul Plumridge 38 leading the way.