Cheshire's much anticipated ECB Showcase match with Yorkshire promised much as Cheshire piled up 268-9, but with rain interveining at the halfway stage, the Yorkshire chase never got underway.
A sizeable crowd converged on Whitehouse Lane where the Dabbers' were celebrating their 175th birthday in style.
Having won the toss, Yorkshire asked Cheshire to bat and with Ben Kohler-Cadmore and Henry Dobson back in the hutch at 33-2, skipper Harry Dearden and Sam Perry spectacularly steadied the ship, adding 90 for the third wicket.
Having just made his 50, Perry holed out to a fine low catch on the boundary from Fin Bean.
Over to Dearden to take up the charge, crafting an outstanding 76 before Chris Sanders bllitzed a late 61 with four sixes and six fours.
The quality of fielding on show from the first class county was noticable, as were the bowling returns from Dom Bess (4-41) and Dom Leech (3-32).
With the Nantwich juniors putting on an excellent show between innings to keep the crowd entertained, a thrilling run chase never got underway as light rain became heavier, leaving the umpires with no alternative but to call the game off at 4.10pm.
Nevertheless, an enjoyable (half!) day with our thanks to the Yorkshire squad for their great support throughout.
Our thanks too to our friends at Nantwich for their outstanding efforts in preparing the occasion.