RAIN wreaked havoc on the Dorset Cricket League schedule over the weekend.

Swanage’s first XI saw their Division One meeting with Portland Red Triangle abandoned during the second innings.

Swans batted first at Day’s Park, posting a total of 273-5.

Mike and Sid Nash put on an opening stand of 41, before the former fell for 14.

Ben Hodder quickly followed as Eddie Moles grabbed his second wicket in quick succession.

But Sid Nash progressed on to 62, a knock which included 11 boundaries, before being stumped.

His score was only beaten by Craig Wells, who hit 11 fours and three sixes on his way to a knock of 92 not out.

Tom Wells (44), Charlie Dyke (24) and Ricky King (16no) also provided contributions to put Swans in a good position after their 45 overs.

But the visitors were ticking along nicely in reply, reaching 72 without loss, Matthew Barrett (55no) hitting 12 boundaries, before the heavens opened and washed out the contest.

Swanage took 10 league points from the game, with Portland picking up seven.

In Division Four, Swanage seconds and Ashmore took 10 points apiece from their abandoned fixture.

Swans batted first and were all out for 191 with Steve Kent (33), Stephen Woolley (28) and Mark Savage (25) top scoring.

But rain denied Ashmore the chance to bat themselves.

It was a similar story in the Southern Premier League.

Bournemouth were up against it when their derby against Lymington at the Sports Ground was washed out 11 overs into the second innings.

The Lions had already lost Tom Willoughby to a diving catch at second slip and were 21-1 when heavy rain forced the players off the field and the match to be abandoned.

Lymington posted a competitive 244.

Parley chased the ball all around the field as Division Three strugglers Bashley (Rydal) II rattled up 305-9, with Alex Turner hitting 113.  Play was abandoned at tea.

Only nine positive results were possible across the Premier League, with New Milton crushed by nine wickets at Basingstoke after being skittled for 75 by the Division One table toppers.