ONLY eight of the 13 scheduled Halifax League matches were able to get underway on Saturday due to bad weather, and sadly all of them were eventually abandoned.

In the Premier Division, the most overs were completed at Thornton, where the home team scored 183-9 in 38 overs against Triangle.

Nikki Hutchinson (41) top-scored, as Thornton looked to set a 200 plus target.

Jack Gledhill (4-43) was the pick of the Triangle bowlers, before the weather turned.

At lowly Shelf Northowram Hedge Top, the home team would have been very pleased with their progress against Booth, as they reached 90-2 after only 18 overs.

The only downside was the incoming weather that curtailed their progress.

An intriguing note about the innings was that 20 extras had already been conceded, with just 70 runs from the bat.

Bradshaw were undoubtedly the unluckiest team of the day, as they looked on course for an easy win at Copley.

They decided to field and only Alex Rowles (44) showed any sort of resistance with the bat, as the home side collapsed to 74 all out. Visiting bowler Piers Fisher took 3-3.

Bradshaw had reached 23-0 in reply, before the umpires had no alternative to stop play due to the rain.

Warley recovered from a bad start with the bat against Blackley, as did Mytholmroyd at home to Sowerby Bridge, but those games were both abandoned before the end of the first innings.

SBCI's match against Illingworth St Mary’s was stopped after 18 overs, exactly like the game between Shelf Northowram HT and Booth.

In the First Division, no matches were even able to start due to the weather.

Only two games began in Division Two and both got nowhere near finishing.

Queensbury played Outlane, with the latter reaching 36-1 after 11 overs before the game was abandoned.

At Cullingworth, 24 overs were possible, with Stones probably relieved that the umpires abandoned proceedings, as their score stood at 84-8.