TORRENTIAL rain hit Merseyside across Saturday afternoon causing the abandonment of the vast majority of matches in the Liverpool Competition. 

Most sides got a start though and Rainford were in a decent position in their Premier League clash with Colwyn Bay. Jason Login (46) top scored as the hosts reached 191-7 off 40 overs before the heavens opened.

Rainford lie ninth in the table with Rainhill two places above them after time was called on their home game with Formby with the home side 122-7 off 43 overs when the rain came. Robert McKeown was 38 unbeaten. 

Division One leaders Newton le Willows had more reason than most to curse the weather after they managed to rack up a total of 238-4 off 42.3 overs against Old Xaverians. Skipper Chris Chambers led the way with an unbeaten 100 with Marc De Brabander's 58 another highlight. Matthew Parkinson then took 3-95 as Xavs were left on 144-6 when play was abandoned. 

St Helens Town travelled to Ainsdale for a match between the bottom two and the visitors reached 169-9 before play was called to a halt. Haroon Khan top scored with 49. 

Sutton are third in Division Two and faced a stiff task at Fleetwood Hesketh after the hosts declared on 243-7 off 53 overs. The visitors were unable to even begin their reply.