Rain caused havoc at cricket venues across the west on Saturday with most games failing to see out the day.

Taylors Lakes had made a promising start to its clash with Hoppers Crossing in the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association at Lionheart Reserve before a downfall brought a sudden end to play.

The Lions were coasting at 1-84 off  21.5 overs, with Dilan Chandima posting 51 not out and skipper Michael Brne adding 29.

Just like all sub-district matches, Taylors Lakes and Hoppers Crossing had to settle for a share of the points.

In the Victorian Turf Cricket Association, day one of two-day games were halted across the league.

Only 10 overs were played between Sydenham-Hillside and Sunshine in north A1. Sunshine made 1-27 before scampering to the dressing room.

In north west division, Simon Lambert managed to compile 37 not out as
St Albans made 2-50 against West Coburg at Morris Reserve.

The early finish was a pain for Grand United, which had Gellibrand on the ropes at 4-18.

There would have been no complaints about an early stoppage from Sunshine Heights, which was in trouble on 6-37 in its north-west B1 clash with Williamstown CYMS at Ainsworth Reserve. The second day’s play in the VTCA will be on Saturday.