Jonathan Cirkel smashed his maiden century as he rescued the Fourths before rain wrecked their game against Shenley Village III.
The hard-hitting middle-order batsman cracked 19 fours and a six in his innings of 103 out of a total of 147 all out.
He helped his side recover from a perilous 29-6 to post a competitive score before the rain arrived during the tea break.
His efforts were in vain as the weather prevented any more play and both sides had to be happy with ten points for an abandonment.
After openers Phil Wheeler and Richard Jones departed cheaply, stand-in skipper Dave Barwick stood firm although he never get off the mark as he faced six maidens on the trot from the Shenley opening bowler.
Once Cirkel’s daughter, Catherine, was undone by a slower ball, he began the repair job with veteran Sandy Reynolds who kept the bowlers at bay while he went on the attack.
After reaching his 50, Cirkel cracked 20 in a single over from the opposition skipper. Having gone to his first century with another four, Cirkel perished next ball as he edged a wide, slower ball.
The innings was wrapped up soon afterwards although the rain was to have the last word – a disappointing ending as the Fourths were looking for a win to lift them off the bottom of the table.