CHESHIRE were thanking their lucky stars after torrential rain made sure there was no play on the final day of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Cornwall at St Austell.
Having been left hanging by a thread at 109-7 overnight at the end of the second day, Andy Hall's team never got back on the field to try to save the game, which was heading in Cornwall's favour.
But eight points to the hosts' 10 was good enough to stay in touch with the leading bunch in the Western Division.
'We were lucky to scrape a draw,' admitted Cheshire chairman Gerry Hardstaff, 'but it was important we didn't lose. You have always got to be there or thereabouts, threatening to win the championship, so to get eight points was good.'
A draw meant that Cornwall have still not managed to beat Cheshire in 19 meetings in the league format.
Cheshire meet Herefordshire, last year's Western Division winners, at Boughton Hall from July 27-29, hoping to kickstart their silverware charge.
Hardstaff should have a full-strength team at his disposal. Spinner Robin Fisher, keeper Stephen Ogilby, allrounder Jason Whittaker and former Hampshire professional Simon Renshaw are all expected to be available.
Cheshire 1st innings: 253 all out, 73 overs (A Hall 95, D Pennett 33, M Knight 22; R Driver 3-90, J Stephens 5-83).
Cornwall 1st innings: 368 all out, 92.1 overs (D Roberts 106, J Hands 48, G Thomas 31, B Cutbill; 3-106, D Pennett 2-82, G Emmett 2-77).
Cheshire 2nd innings: 109-7 (A Hall 22).