George Willis struck with the third ball of the match to dismiss the experienced Mark Ringer. Then Zeph Wells bowled Mark Woodhouse and Rory Taylor, both for ducks. It made for a desperately disappointing Shanklin debut for Woodhouse, who had climbed Island cricket's equivalent of the Berlin Wall to join the town club after many years with Ventnor.
Teenage left-hander Corey Sanderson (pictured below) played two handsome boundary shots and had scored 14 (the other four were byes) when play was abandoned. Rain also washed out the other AWL matches between Ryde and Newport and Northwood v St Helen's.
Next Saturday's fixtures: Newport v Shanklin & Godshill, St Helen's v Ryde, Ventnor v Northwood.