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be rained off

To be delayed, postponed, or canceled due to the rain. Primarily heard in UK. I was really looking forward to the football match this weekend, but it was rained off in the end. Spectators are to be aware that there will be no refunds issued if the event is rained off.
See also: off, rain
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Clyde have Crawford Baptie and Brian Kerrigan banned for the clash which was rained off on Saturday.
Northop's Liverpool Competition game at Highfield last Saturday had it not been rained off. Northop's team manager and close associate Tudor Jones said the whole club was shocked by the news.
Both the Weddington Road club's friendlies on the past couple of weekends have been rained off but despite the lack of action, skipper Andy Hubbard is quietly hopeful his men can begin on a successful note at Aston Manor who finished two places above the Town in sixth spot last season.
"It's going to be absolutely tragic if the whole future of Glasgow speedway is decided by a series of rained off matches.''
Mike Bellamore has led the early charge with both bat and ball, but several of their rivals have been rained off.
If tonight's meeting is rained off, it could be restaged tomorrow morning with an 11am start.
CHAMPIONS Llandudno held on for a losing draw at Hawarden Park to go joint top of the Readers Romida North Wales League Premier Division with Brymbo whose match at Bethesda was rained off.
Cricket: England's limited-overs match against the Queensland Academy of Sport in Brisbane was rained off yesterday without a ball being bowled.
The other matches in the division were rained off, while in Division Two Owen Jones hammered 72 off 54 balls as Llandudno Seconds beat Abergele by 50 runs.
The Bay have slipped to third place after last week's scheduled fixture at Highfield was rained off.
With champions Hawarden Park's game at Mochdre rained off, this was an opportunity for Llandudno to steal a march on one of their title rivals and after a delayed start, things appeared to be going the seasiders' way.
The three other matches on the fixture list were rained off.
Marchwiel & Wrexham captain Rob Hooper reckons his side can pose a few problems for the champions.``We beat them at our place last season and the return game was rained off,plus we are stronger this time,''he added.
Title-chasing Kingussie have arranged to play Caberfeidh at The Dell, the fixture which was rained off at the weekend, on Saturday, September 14 with a noon start.
? Birmingham Bears' T20 clash at Lancashire Lightning last night was rained off.