THE Staffs Club Championship title race has three weeks to run and still remains as close as ever.
Milford remain in pole position, but only three points clear of fellow contenders Pelsall after yet another rain-affected weekend of cricket.
Visiting Milford held the upper hand in their latest match at Bloxwich before rain denied them a chance of victory.
The home side limped to 78-7 before the game was curtailed after 37 overs.
Milford skipper Guy Bulpitt took 4-12 and Andy Woodward 2-19 as Bloxwich were reduced to 40-6. Aaron Allcock was the only Bloxwich batsman to reach double figures, hitting 40 not out.
In the end, Milford picked up seven points for their efforts and managed to increase their lead on Pelsall by one point.
Rain also played a key role in Milford’s second team match which ended in a winning draw for visitors Bloxwich.
Results on the day left no fewer than three teams, including Milford, locked on the same points at the top of division 1A, with three matches to play.
Luke Ponder top scored with 58 for Milford, while Pat Turner (38) and Jez Redler (28) gave their support as the hosts made 161 all out. The visitors’ reply was limited to 23 overs, during which time they made 84-6.