West Sussex sport decimated by weather - but some survive

Anyone for water polo? An unfit-for-play pitch at Pagham's Nyetimber Lane  Picture by Roger Smith

Anyone for water polo? An unfit-for-play pitch at Pagham's Nyetimber Lane Picture by Roger Smith

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Downpours which have swept across the south over the past 48 hours saw much of Saturday’s local sporting programme wiped out.

In the Observer area, football was badly hit with the Rocks’ Ryman premier clash at home to Lowestoft was called off on Friday night.

It has already been rearranged for Tuesday, January 14.

Sussex League matches off included those involving Pagham, Midhurst and Sidlesham.

The game between Lancing and Chichester City started but was abandoned after 19 minutes with City 1-0 up.

East Preston v Selsey was the only Sussex League game to start and finish but Selsey must have wished it had been washed out - they lost 4-0.

In rugby, Chichester’s London one south trip to Hove survived the weather and the Blues won 27-5 to return to the top of the table.

But Bognor had to postpone their home Hampshire League division-one clash with Southampton with the Hampshire Avenue surface saturated.

Get all the action - that which survived, at least - in the Observer, out on Thursday. Send your reports, results and pictures to steve.bone@chiobserver.co.uk