RAIN put a dampener on the weekend cricket programme with many matches washed out without a ball being bowled.
In the Murray Smith Cheshire County League, play was not possible in Nantwich's ECB Premier Division match at Widnes and Alsager's Division One fixture at Grappenhall.
The Cheshire Building Society Alliance matches involving South Cheshire clubs also fell victim to the showers.
Cholmondeley managed to take to the field and stopped their losing spell with a winning draw at Oakmere in Division Two of the Meller Braggins Cheshire League.
After setting a total of 175-7, Chomondeley's bowlers restricted their hosts to 132-7 to help them pick up 13 points to Oakemere's seven.
Holmes Chapel's game with Old Parkonians was abandoned.
After a delayed start, Weston's J Whitfield North Staffs and District League Senior A match at Oulton got under way.
After being put into bat, Oulton made 203-4 from their allotted 52 overs with professional J Iqbal top scoring with a quickfire 72 as Andy Collett and Saad Wasim claimed two wickets apiece.
In reply, Weston lost both openers early on before an excellent stand between Saeed Khan (55 not out) and Saad Wasim (51) brought them into contention. Further contributions from Simon Pay (22) and Simon Barratt (14) were insufficient to see Weston home and they had to settle for a draw on 163-8 from 44 overs.
Telecom made a winning start to the new Crewe and Nantwich Midweek League season by beating Bourne Sports thanks to conceding fewer wickets. Telecom hit 88-3, largely thanks to S Patterson's 46. Bourne Sports also made it to 88 in reply, but lost eight wickets in the process.
Civil Service also got their first points on the board after an eight-wicket victory over Hop Pole. Pole plundered 67-9, before an unbeaten 34 from D Holman helped Civil reach their target.
The other matches fell victim to the weather.