Bushey and Leverstock Green A have won through to the semi-finals of the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield and Plate respectively, but the bad weather continues to disrupt arrangements for the latter stages of the limited overs competitions.

A low-scoring encounter saw Bushey successfully defend a total of 105 for seven as they bowled opponents Aldenham School out for 88 to secure a 17-run victory last Friday.

Luke Davies top-scored with 30, but aside from Zulfy Muhussen (18) and Nomaan Ilyas (12) no other batsman made it into double figures as Bushey were restricted to a less than a run a ball total.

Aside from Ben Frais (40) though, the school side had few answers to the bowling of Mohammed Asif (4-14), Arsalan Abassi (3-13) and Waqas Ahmed (2-28) as Bushey set up a last-four meeting with Chipperfield Clarendon or holders Abbots Langley.

This last-eight match is due to be played on Tuesday after it was called off this week and as a result the semi-final scheduled for Wednesday has been rearranged. This will now be played on Monday, July 1 at the new venue of Leverstock Green, who competition organisers wish to thank for their help at short notice.

The first semi-final, originally due to be played on Tuesday at Kings Langley, is also highly likely to be put back after Radlett’s quarter-final with West Herts A also fell victim to the weather. Watford Haidery await the winners of that game.

The picture is a little clearer in the Plate competition where the first finalists are due to be decided tomorrow evening when Leverstock Green A face West Herts B in the semi-finals at Chipperfield Clarendon.

Green secured their place in the last four after scores of 47 from Lewis Koch, Nahim Iqbal’s 41 and 26 not out from Abbas Ali enabled them to post a sizeable 166 for five against Watford Town B.

Helped by a top score of 48 extras, their hosts made a good fist of the reply but finished 21 runs short of victory on 146 for nine.

However, tomorrow's winners will face a wait to find out who they will meet in the final.

Defending Plate champions Watford Grammar School for Boys were already through to the last four and they will meet the winners of another rearranged tie between Watford Town A and Langleybury.

That semi-final will be played at Abbots Langley on a new date of Thursday, July 4. This was due to be the night of the Plate final which has now been put back to Thursday, July 11, also to take place at Abbots.