RYDE had a frustrating day with the rain denying them points in the Hampshire Cricket League.
The Islanders produced a good display with the ball at Old Basing, dismissing the hosts for just 145, Tom Morgan the surprise star with 3-15 from nine overs.
Ryde threw everything at the revised target of 101 before the rain arrived as predicted.
In the ten overs they managed, they scored 78 (Morgan 15, Robert Hobbs 29) with the run rate at eight an over and victory in sight.
Ryde remain fourth as no County Division 1 fixtures were completed.
Meanwhile, Ryde II’s County Division 4 game against Bramshaw II was abandoned with the Islanders on top thanks to Cameron Mitchell.
Mitchell punished Bramshaw with an innings of pure power, scoring 182 off only 101 balls and putting on a partnership of 274 runs in 30 overs with Andy Gillett (71 not out).
With the rain coming, Ryde declared after only 37 of their allotted overs, to try to get the minimum 25 overs in to bowl at Bramshaw.
But the weather won the day, forcing the teams off with Bramshaw having faced only 13 overs.
Meanwhile both Ventnor’s first and second teams had their games abandoned with less than 13 overs played, while the entire Harwoods Renault IW League programme was washed out.