Unfortunately the weather affected the Northern Region Final of the Forty Club Trophy. The persistent wet weather meant that there was no way of starting on time and although the rain relented, it was less than perfect conditions when a reduced match started at 4:30.
Twenty overs a side were all that was able to be played and the Scots did not deal with the conditions as well as their opponents. Batting first the North West reached 160-7, helped on the way by Scotland conceding 30 extras. When Scotland batted the North West were far more consistent with line and length and took pace off the ball making boundaries extremely difficult to come by.
Several of the Scottish batsmen got starts but were unable to increase the scoring rate and Scotland finished 50 runs short at 110-7.
Great to get to the final but disappointed not to play better and win. The North West collected the inaugural Douglas Smith Trophy, awarded in memory of the Scotland Forty Member who passed away last year.