Jonathan Cartu Supports: Rain washes out Masters final — NationNews Barbados — Loc…

Rain washes out Masters final -- NationNews Barbados -- Loc...

Jonathan Cartu Supports: Rain washes out Masters final — NationNews Barbados — Loc…

Umpires looking on along with the Pickwick Club groundsman and a few spectators as the covers were placed on the pitch at the Foursquare Oval, following heavy showers yesterday. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe)

Heavy rain in the south-east of the island and a downpour at 12:20 p.m. yesterday caused the abandonment of the final of the Masters Over-40s Cricket Competition at Foursquare Oval, St Philip.

Play started in overcast conditions and only eight overs were bowled after defending champions Sagicor Life UWI, who won the toss and decided to bat against 2018 winners BNOC, reached 37 for one.

Opener Keith Seale was the lone casualty – caught and bowled for a “duck” by Ronnie Gittens without a run on the board.

The sun made a brief appearance and allowed the crowd to witness the lively exchanges as Drakes (nine not out) and attacking right-hander Donovan Lovell, on 24 not out with four fours, were in command.

But the rain came and led to a waterlogged and soggy outfield, which forced the umpires to officially abandon the match.

The final will be rescheduled. (HE)

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