Top-flight leaders Uppingham Town looked set for a handsome win over Barnack in the quarter-finals of the Rutland League’s John Wilcox Trophy on Saturday but the rain ruined their day.
Uppingham posted a hugely impressive 315-6 in their 50 overs. Mark Cox was the outstanding performer, hitting his 100 exactly before getting out to a N Kumpukkal delivery, along with the ever reliant Jamie Dumford who hit 62.
Barnack were 71-3 in 17 overs when rain forced an abandonment - three overs shy of the number required to determine a winner on run rate.
The teams will replay the game, possibly as an evening Twenty/20 contest.
The winner will face Nassington, who reached the semi-finals without playing as scheduled opponents Tilton & Lowesby conceded after failing to raise a side.
Elsewhere the games escaped the rain and rivals Oundle Town and Peterborough Town have set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash.
Oundle will host the last-four clash at the end of July after crushing Newborough by 95 runs. Skipper Bashrat Hussain was in excellent all-round form for the Division One side scoring 48 and taking 3-15.
Callum Greaves top-scored in Oundle’s 229-9, while Greg Rowland posted a half century in Newborough’s 134.
Seamer Kieran Jones took a first-team best 6-11 as Peterborough Town routed Stewart & Lloyds for just 82 on the way to a six-wicket win.
John Wilcox Trophy
STEWART & LLOYDS lost to PETERBOROUGH TOWN by 6 wkts
Stewart & Lloyds 82 (J. Robinson 39, K. Jones 6-11).
Peterborough Town 83-4 (C. French 23).
NEWBOROUGH lost to OUNDLE by 95 runs
Oundle 229-9 (C. Greaves 64, B. Hussain 48).
Newborough 134 (G. Rowland 52, I. Kendall 43, B. Hussain 3-15).
UPPINGHAM v BARANACK (abandoned)
Uppingham 315-6 (M. Cox 100).
Barnack 79-3 (A. Butt 41no).
Cancelled: Nassington v Tilton & Lowesby (Tilton & Lowesby couldn’t raise a side).
Semi-final draw (ties to be played Sunday, July 27): Uppingham or Barnack v Nassington, Oundle v Peterborough Town.