NETHERFIELD came up short in a frustrating run in with Blackpool during a rain affected game at Stanley Park.

Several other games were called off over the weekend due to the weather.

Netherfield were coming off a win against Morecambe from the previous week but came off second best after losing the toss and being put in the field.

Blackpool managed to strive through the rainy conditions to claim the win and move to the top of the group.

The duckworth lewis method came into the game during the second innings after both teams were forced off the field due to showery weather conditions.

Blackpool made a solid start after both Syed Kazmi and Sam Dutton posted a first wicket stand of 35, however Netherfield gained control after Gareth Benson bowled Kazmi.

This was followed by Samuel Medhurst and Oli Wileman claiming the respective wickets of Dutton and Ben Howarth.

Dutton was the first to be dismissed when he picked out Isaac Medhurst while Howarth saw his effort taken by Tom Anderton.

Netherfield had Blackpool at 50/3, however the home side put in a fourth wicket stand of 91.

The home side continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over before Dutton was dismissed.

He was caught behind by Finlay Richardson off the bowling of Samuel Medhurst.

Tomas Kings’ top score of 82 pushed Blackpool into a comfortable position, and while Isaac Medhurst saw off Dylan Henshall.

The hosts were closing on an imposing total, with Samuel Medhurst finishing on figures of 3-31 following the dismissal of Kings, with Blackpool closing on 181-6 off a rain reduced 37 overs.

The rain was a hindrance to the second innings, but the teams fought through it.

Netherfield Captain Ben Barrow was bowled by Chris Baines before Josh Dixon fell to a catch by Howarth off the bowling of Matthew Grindley.

Brad Earl and Wileman attempted to rebuild the innings with the pairing moving putting on an impressive stand, which was interrupted by a number of rain delays that hampered proceedings throughout.

Theo Gallagher closed on an undefeated 26 off 18 balls with Netherfield falling short, as they finished on 96-7 off their allotted 19.5 overs.

The interrupted game was won by the hosts by 41 runs, a victory that moves them to the top of the new 40 over competition. Netherfield will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Chorley this Saturday.