LETTER: Read CC were beaten by the weather

It is always frustrating when you feel a team or indeed an individual has suffered an injustice.

I refer to the Ribblesdale League fixture at Settle last weekend, in which Read had to settle for a draw, due to inclement conditions, at the appropriately named Marshfields.

This was a game which Read almost certainly would have won.

Instead they were denied five points as Baxenden extended their lead at the summit with victory in a completed fixture. Surely it is time for the league to have a look at replaying such fixtures, a system similar to the one adopted by the Lancashire League.

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There are enough non-double-header weekends in order for replayed fixtures to be accomodated.

Let’s face it, you could have a side having three abandonments thus potentially being denied 21 points.

I can fully understand Warren Eastham’s frustration and I follow Padiham!

He knows that those five lost points could well be the difference in the title race come September.

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Would it be too much to trial it next season? OK, it’s more work for the fixtures’ secretary (ironically a former Read player). However, it would lessen Warren’s frustration to a degree as his side would get a second chance.


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