Other matches postponed
The unavailability of grounds and the forecasted deluge of rain forced the rearrangement of a number of matches in the Premiership last weekend.
The Castletown versus Valkyres match, which took place at King William’s College was able to dodge the weather.
Castletown won the toss and decided to bat.
Tom Kennaugh mustered a patient 47, despite giving a few chances.
Muhammad Salman was once again the pick of the Valkyres bowlers, taking four wickets for 20 from his six overs.
Wasim Khan took three good catches in the deep, demonstrating his transferable skills to catching without the keeper’s gloves.
Castletown were all out for 111 from 30.1 overs.
Wasim Khan (38) and Hameed Sulthan (16) both batted well, before some stylish batting from young on-loan Joe Humphrey and Muhammad Salman quickly allowed Valkyres to surpass the Castletown score as they had won by six wickets.
Sunday’s brighter weather saw the Development XI take on Crosby at King William’s College.
Crosby fielded quite a strong side and decided to bat after winning the toss.
Crosby were 88 for 7 before Jack Telford (29) and Gareth Rowlands (17) recovered some pride and they finished on 115 all out from 28 overs.
Dollin Jansen finished with excellent figures of four for 14 from six overs.
The Development XI would have been confident chasing such a low score, but Crosby had other plans.
Although Jaco Jansen managed a respectable 43 having faced 60 balls, no one else was able to hang around with him and edge towards the 116 target, and they could only manage to score 90 runs before they were all out in the 31st over.