Heavy rain prior to the scheduled 12noon start got through the covering on the square and soaked the wicket prepared for the match, leaving both captains and umpires with no other alternative than to call the game off.

That left both teams with five points each, and Streetly’s drawn game at Milford Hall has cut Stratford’s lead at the top of the table to just one point ahead of next Saturday’s home game against second-placed Sutton Coldfield.

Meanwhile, Stratford Town’s final pre-season game at home to a Solihull Moors XI got under way at 3pm in torrential rain and first-half goals from Richard Gregory and Chris Sterling gave Carl Adams’ team a 2-0 lead at the break.

But a half-time thunderstorm flooded the DCS Stadium pitch and the match referee kept both teams in the changing rooms before inspecting the surface and calling the game off.

Town begin their second season in the Southern League next Saturday with a home game against Bishops Cleeve.