NORTHWICH lost the match when they lost the toss at Radbroke Hall.
The umpires decided play could start within half-an-hour of rain stopping and the outfield was sodden and strewn with puddles.
Not surprisingly, Radbroke asked Northwich to bat first and the visitors found run scoring difficult.
Despite a solid 25 from Nigel Mears, Northwich had scored only 62 runs with 10 overs left. Some late lusty blows from Andy Lindley pushed the total up to 121ao, but it was never going to be enough.
In reply, the home side made light work of the target by scoring 124-4. Richard Maddock took two wickets and there was an excellent diving catch from John Hughes, but all to no avail.
Northwich 2nds worked hard to get the Moss Farm ground fit for play, only to suffer in an uninspiring draw.
Being asked to bat first, Northwich captain Steve Riley led by example, hitting 48 runs and sharing a fourth-wicket partnership of 78 with Ed Smithson (43) after the pair came together at 11-3.
The late run surge pushed the total up to 144-8, but Radbroke took no risks on their way to a safe 91-4.
Hartford's Second Division match with Audlem was abandoned.
IN the Meller Braggins Cheshire League, DAVENHAM (at home to Sale) and WINSFORD (against Parkonians) did not manage a single ball.
OAKMERE, meanwhile, are still 33 points clear in Division Two after a surprise defeat at Overdale Lane by mid-table Wirral.
They bowled the visitors out for 119 and then suffered even worse in the conditions, being dismissed for 112.
And in the third division, BARNTON could not score enough in a reduced-overs match. Put in, they hit 113-3 and Trafford replied with 114-7.