RAIN stopped play across the Cheshire County League on a frustrating day for the region's cricketers.

In the Premier League, Neston were facing a stiff task at home to Hyde who had reached 148-0 off 33 overs when the players left the field.

Jordan Collier took 3-54 for Oxton to help reduce Chester Boughton Hall to 145-5 before play was abandoned. 

In Division Two, Port Sunlight had time to bowl visitors Stockport out for 145 with James Roberts (4-62), Simon Melberzs (3-32) and Martin Naylor (3-17) in the wickets.

Division Three leaders, Maritime, did manage a result after they reached 188 all out against Warrington who finished on 54-4 in a drawn game. 

Luca Di Stefano hit 48 for Upton as they made 132-5 against Heaton Mersey before the game was abandoned.