Through sun and rain The Kingfisher Beer Cup enters the latter stages of the tournament with the last 16 clubs looking to complete matches on Sunday 8th July and the 15th.
Amongst this year's last 16 are former winners of the National Knockout; Chorley, Teddington,York and Blackpool as well as the cream of the recreational club game.
Early pace-setters Cockermouth (173 points) and Furness (167) both won their latest John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier Division matches.
Cockermouth beat Kirkby by nine wickets and Furness beat Workington by 99 runs and both teams claimed 18 points.
Fast bowler Mark Gillespie has been ruled out of New Zealand's Test series in the West Indies as he has not recovered from an ankle injury.
He suffered extensive bone bruising and ligament damage after a severe ankle sprain which he picked up while running.
Injury-struck New Zealand have added left-arm quick bowler Trent Boult to their One-Day International squad ahead of the West Indies series.
Ross Taylor, Jacob Oram and Ronnie Hira all suffered injuries during the 2-0 Twenty20 International series defeat and Boult was originally on standby for the five-match ODI series.
Chorleywood and Knebworth both won batting second to maintain the top two positions in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division One.
Knebworth Park dismissed Flitwick for 98 before reaching their target with three wickets to spare while Chorleywood bowled Old Fincheians out for 116, reaching 120 for two to take a convincing eight-wicket win.
2012 Middlesex ECB Premier League leaders Winchmore Hill beat Ealing by nine wickets to remain ten points clear of Eastcote at the top of the table.
Eastcote were themselves in good form, thrashing Southgate by 130 runs, Adam Rossington completing a fine all-round game with 90 runs, three catches and a stumping.
Leicestershire junior cricket team Kibworth Cricket Club has won the prize of a lifetime, the chance to attend a training session with the England cricket team.
As part of the grassroots cricket campaign launched by premium home appliance brand AEG, Kibworth Cricket Club competed with 40 grassroots cricket teams all over the UK to attain the most votes to win the dream prize.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have named a 13-man squad for the opening two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand.
The squad shows two changes from the team that travelled to England with Darren Bravo and Fidel Edwards missing, the former having flown home early from England with a groin injury.
Chris Gayle once again led West Indies' assault on New Zealand's bowlers in the second match in Florida.
Like yesterday, he was slow to get going, but, also like yesterday, he took a strong liking to Doug Bracewell's fast-medium pace, hitting him for consecutive sixes over long-on to bring up his fifty from 34 balls.
Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard dismissed any concerns about the nature of the pitch at Lauderhill as they blasted New Zealand's bowlers to all parts to help the West Indies to a comfortable 56-run win in the opening Twenty20 International.
Just one run was scored across the entire John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division as rain played havoc with the programme.
Rain stopped play shortly after Kirkby got off the mark against Millom and no further action was possible while the five games saw no cricket whatsoever and all 12 teams were awarded nine points.
Second-placed Knebworth Park have closed the gap on Saracens Hertforshire Cricket League Division One leaders Chorleywood to just six points.
Leaders Chorleywood were denied a win by Totteridge Milhillians, who closed on 135 for nine having been set 166 to win while Knebworth Park capitalised by beating St Albans by 12 runs.
Winchmore Hill have assumed leadership of the 2012 Middlesex ECB Premier League after a win over Stanmore put them six points clear of Teddington, who lost for the first time this season.
They were beaten by two wickets by Brondesbury in a tense match while Winchmore Hill comfortably defeated Stanmore by 188 runs.
The West Indies have called up uncapped leg-spinner Samuel Badree to a 13-man squad to play New Zealand in two Twenty20 Internationals in Florida.
Badree is set to be given a run in the team as the West Indies build towards the ICC World Twenty20 2012 with the games, scheduled for 30th June and 1st July.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that England will tour New Zealand to play three Tests, three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals early in 2013.
The tour will last from January until March, following on from the tour of India and will be England's first visit since 2008, when they won the Test and T20 series but were defeated in the T20s.
Himley Cricket Club have signed Rajat Bhatia, the IPL Champions Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder, for the remainder of the season.
Bhatia was ever-present during the Knight Riders' 2012 success including the final victory over previous champions Chennai Super Kings in front of a crowd of over 60,000.
New Zealand Cricket has named the 20 players who will receive central contracts for the next 12 months from 1st August 2012 to 31st July 2013.
Five players are offered contracts for the first time while all-rounder James Franklin returns to the list having missed out on a contract last year.
All six matches in the John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier Division were abandoned without a ball being bowled as bad weather hit hard.
The list of no results leaves Cockermouth (146 points) six points clear of Furness (140) at the top with Millom (135) five points further back as all teams were awarded nine points.