Only two games were played in the National Conference Premier Division.

Last Friday’s downpour across the North put paid to numerous sporting events, with amateur rugby league among the sufferers.

All three west Cumbrian sides in the Premier Division were denied a game, but all three are hoping to be back in action tomorrow.

Egremont Rangers are the only one of the three who will be playing at home, and they host Leigh Miners Rangers.

The Leigh side were able to beat the rain last week as they played at champions Hunslet Club Parkside and finished on the wrong end of an 18-0 scoreline.

Leigh Miners, of course, are back in the Premier Division, earning promotion last year after just one season in Division One.

Egremont have only played once so far, and that was a narrow 11-8 home defeat to Thatto Heath.

Kells started with that notable 6-0 home win over the champions Parkside and they are on the road to Thornhill Trojans who accompanied Leigh Miners and Lock Lane in the rise of status. They have also to get off the mark, having only played the once, a 28-10 defeat at West Hull.

Eight teams share the lead at this very early stage – all on two points – and Wath Brow are one of them.

They travel to Huddersfield to take on one of the others, Underbank Rangers.

Underbank’s two points came from their second game last Saturday when they were involved in one of the two games which went ahead.

They travelled to Castleford and beat Lock Lane 28-22, although the hosts still lead the fledgling table on points differential.

Wath Brow’s win came from their sole game so far, a very fine 24-16 win at Siddal.

Four games went ahead in Division Three, although Hensingham’s trip to Batley Boys was one of the three called off.

Results, however, left Hensingham bottom of the pile in their debut season without a point from three games.

They have a home game tomorrow from which they will hope to collect the elusive first points.

Salford City Roosters are the visitors and they travel to west Cumbria with one win from their opening four games.

They were involved in one of the games to go ahead last week when they lost at home, 18-10 to league leaders Waterhead Warriors.

The only game played in the Iggesund Cumberland League was the Friday-night clash between Egremont A and Seaton A.

Clubs hope for better conditions tomorrow when three clubs - Cockermouth, Glasson and Seaton - will play their first games of the season.

Cockermouth entertain Seaton A; Seaton host Lowca while Glasson have home advantage against Aspatria Hornets.

Champions Distington, who enjoyed such a great day at Keighley in the Coral Challenge Cup, entertain Kells A.

There’s an early top-of-the-table battle as leaders Ellenborough Rangers entertain second-placed Egremont A – although the visitors have played a game more.

Elbra’s new A team travel to Wath Brow A while the fixtures are completed by Maryport v Hensingham A.