Weather completely wipes out Watford Sunday League, Olympian League and Senior County League

All of the local football was wiped out by the weather

All of the local football was wiped out by the weather

First published in Sport

For the first time this season all fixtures in the Watford Sunday League, Herts Senior County League and Olympian League were postponed at the weekend due to the inclement weather.

And unfortunately for league officials, teams and players further rain looks set to cause more problems this weekend.

Scott White, secretary for Herts Senior County League, says the league has had 132 matches called off this year due to the weather – a significant rise from 54 in 2013.

It’s no different for the Olympian League and should the rainfall continue, it looks set to be the worst campaign for weather postponements since 2009/10.

Several grounds across the county have been unable to host matches since Christmas which has caused league and cup competitions to fall behind schedule. Olympian League secretary David Moxon says double headers and evening games are a possibility, although that causes different issues for sides.

Both Olympian League and Herts Senior County League officials are looking at extending the season into May.

However, with many teams sharing facilities with cricket clubs, a congested April and May seems inevitable.

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