TRAVELLING side Waverley Cricket Club have been badly hit by cancellations, despite this being one of the hottest summers on record.

“Our games at Wood Street and Hindhead were called off because they were unable to raise sides,” said long-time member Peter Brewer. “We struggle, but are fortunate enough to have players from around that we can call on. Even so, we went to Medstead with eight and won (Medstead had nine players).

“I suppose it’s a sign of the times and I’m only pleased that I have lived through an era of good cricket with Waverley since 1972. There it is, we have to live with it. I hope we get a game this week!”

Medstead lost to Waverley by 57 runs in a 35-overs game. Waverley openers Jim Wright and Adrian Day set about their task in fine style. Wright was the aggressor as the pair put on a massive 180 for the first wicket before Wright played on for 129.

Medstead kept going in the field and Delany, in particular, and Rawlings bowled well to keep the run-rate in check. Day batted throughout for a disciplined 56 not out and the visitors closed on 204-4 from their 35 overs.

Medstead lost an early wicket to Sam Tempest, but Rawlings scored freely until brilliantly caught by Wright and then wickets began to fall, mainly to Peter Brewer who took 3-15 off seven overs. The tail wagged before Medstead were bowled out for 147.

WAVERLEY 204-4 (A Wright 129, A Day 56 not out; A Delany 2-22).

MEDSTEAD 147 (A Fry 28, M Kercher 27, A Delany 24 not out, M Rawlings 24, J Bembridge 18; P Brewer 3-15, S Tempest 2-46).