Colne suffer T20 defeat as the weather has a big say

Yaseen Vallie took 5-67 for Colne against Haslingden
Yaseen Vallie took 5-67 for Colne against Haslingden
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The weather wreaked havoc with both Nelson and Colne’s Lancashire League fixtures at the weekend.

No play at all occured at Seedhill as Nelson had to settle for three points against Haslingden.

There were a few balls delivered during Colne’s visit to Acre Bottom to take on Ramsbottom.

Matt Walker’s men had been asked to bat first and they lost a couple of early wickets before Yaseen Vallie (10) and Chris Walton (9) steadied the ship.

Unfortunately, the rain intervened causing a premature end to proceedings with the visitors on 22-2 after 5.3 overs.

The night before, the two teams were in T20 action and once again the weather had a part to play.

Nelson and Accrington’s encounter at Thorneyholme Road was abandoned after just one innings. Colne managed to dodge the inclement weather, but unfortunately suffered a 29-run defeat to Enfield at The Horsfield.

The home side had earlier won the toss and elected to field.

Adam Bracewell was the first man to go with the score on 26 when he steered a catch to Joel Duerdan off the bowling of Matt Walker for 19.

That brought skipper Tiarnan Hamill to the crease to join South African professional Diego Rosier.

The pair proceeded to rattle the scoreboard along before Danny Kegg had the paid man caught by Andrew Hakin for 61.

Duerdan then dismissed Joseph Wrigley for a duck – caught by Tom Bradshaw, while Hakin bowled Charlie Jackson for six.

Hamill continued to tick the score along and he finished unbeaten at the end on 61, with Liam Bedford (7) for company.

Set a target of 172 for victory, most of the Colne batsmen got starts , but only Holt was able to go o and post a decent score.

He was the last man out on 49 as Colne eventually closed on 143-7. Jospeh Wrigley took three wickets for the visitors.

Only Nelson got to bat against Accrington as they posted 118-7 after 20 overs.

They did not get off to the best of starts as pro Bailey was dismissed for a duck.

Billy Jamil (23) and David Crotty (26) enjoyed a decent partnership, but once they departed Nelson then slumped to 64-5. Marcus Phelan gave Nelson’s score a touch of respectability with a quick-fire knock of 26 .

Unfortunately, the weather intervened and both sides had to settle for a point apiece.

This weekend is derby day as Nelson welcome Colne to Seedhill