SATURDAY'S Bond Timber Cornwall League programme was a complete wash-out with all 69 games lost following persistent rain all day from early morning, writes Michael Weeks. 

It was a total wash-out for the second time this year – 53 games suffered the same fate on April 22. In between there were nine successive Saturdays without a cancellation.

Before this season the only other recent wash-outs in the last eight years were May 8, 2021 (all 73 games), August 11, 2018 (61/63 games), and September 3, 2016 (all 66 games).

It leaves seven games to play in the Premier League with the leaders Wadebridge hosting Helston on Saturday while Penzance makes the long trip to improving Callington.

The standings after 11 /18 games are: Wadebridge 163 pts, Penzance 162, St Austell 152, Redruth 140, Helston 131, Camborne 122, Werrington 122, St Just 117, Callington 103, Hayle 92.

In County Division One, the top three remain covered by just four points. They face three of the bottom four sides. Falmouth are at home to bottom club Lanhydrock, Truro hosts Redruth Seconds and Paul travels to Roche.

A couple of key fixtures in the run-in are Falmouth’s visit to Truro on 19 August and the home game against Paul on the penultimate Saturday – 2 September.  

In Division Two, Camborne Seconds and St Ives are neck and neck on 229 points at the top – with seven games to play. At the bottom Stithians and Helston seconds are in the bottom four – Truro II 126, Mount Ambrose 127, Stithians 143 and Helston II 155.

Division Three is more clear cut with Constantine way out in front on 261 points. St Gluvias lead the chasing pack on 200, Perranarworthal 196, Falmouth II 179, and Mullion II 174 with a game in hand.

Mawnan are involved in the Division Five title race.

Rosudgeon lead on 195 points and have played one game fewer than St Day 188, Mawnan 178, St Ives II 173, and Falmouth III who have 165 but also a game in hand.

Tonight (Wednesday, July 26) the Mining Division Evening League Final is scheduled to take place at Falmouth Cricket Club with Constantine taking on Perranarworthal (18:00) with the 'Michael Evans Trophy' up for grabs, memorably won by Sea View Old Boys a year ago.

On Friday afternoon at Truro, Cornwall Over 60’s take on Australian Over 60’s. It’s a huge weekend ahead with Lord’s Finals getting ever closer for two Cornish clubs. Grampound Road will make it to the home of Cricket if they beat Kent’s Leeds Broomfield in the Voneus Village Cup semi-final at the Playing Field.

Penzance also has home advantage over Middlesex’s Teddington in the ECB National Club Championship quarter-final. Both games are 40 overs and start at 1pm.