BEAMINSTER resorted to playing cricket in a skittles alley on Saturday after their latest cancellation due to poor weather.

Chris Park’s men shared five points apiece with Compton House and will hope for sunnier conditions at home to unbeaten leaders Marnhull on Saturday (1pm).

Ahead of the Division One clash, Park said: “Early days still, they’ve had a couple of good wins. We haven’t played them for four or five years and always put out a strong side.

“We haven’t had much cricket so we’ll have to turn up and do what we can.

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“It is unknown, so it lets us focus on ourselves. We have put in place this season about making plans for certain people but not knowing their players it’s hard to do that.

“We’ll have a plan for how we want to play and give it our best. Hopefully we’ll come away with the win.

“Everyone’s so desperate to play now. We ended up playing cricket in the skittle alley in the pub on Saturday afternoon, to get some kind of cricket in!

“Everyone’s mad for it and wants to get going.”

Joe Hawkins returns for Beaminster, along with Adam Moss and Ben Padwick, although Dan Hillier, Nick Hollely and James Edmunds miss out.