In one of the few games to survive the weather last weekend, a below strength
Sefton lost 1-0 to Salford in the U15 Greater Manchester League.
The only game played to a conclusion in Division Three Second XI was at Corntown where Vale where below strength
visitors Llantwit Fardre were whipped out for 45.
Division Two leaders Blaengarw were below strength
at Llanarth and crashed to their first defeat of the season after being bowled out for 146.
But Longford soon found themselves below strength
as striker Austin Skelly and keeper Alvin Rouse were injured early on.
CHESTER wrapped up their pre-season campaign on Saturday with an easy victory against a below strength
Away from home, Durham, inevitably below strength
, have suffered some hidings - their last trip resulting in an embarrassing 10-0 defeat at Boston United.
A STAGGERING nine out of ten infantry units are now below strength
- just as the war in Afghanistan hots up.
But both also below strength
due to injuries and Six Nations call-ups but Martin Corryleads a Tigers side containing 10 internationals.
Record numbers a re quitting the Army and RAF early, leaving the armed forces 6000 below strength
. The committee said: "The MoD must do more to address the condition of accommodation if it is not to lose experienced personnel."
The Japanese were well below strength
and while they have skipper Takuro Miuchi back today, flanker Takamichi Sasaki, who captained against the Wallabies, is out with a knee injury.
While unable to register a hat-trick of successes, that is a reasonable return bearing in mind they were below strength
Willington take a strong squad to leaders Whitehaven while Jarrow include Peter Kirkham but Chris Neil is a doubt at Teeside Athletic who are again well below strength