There was a bigger miracle than Glenn Maxwell’s double ton on Wednesday night, when the game between Longford and Stratford women went ahead.

The Lizards and Redbacks defied storms and even some lightning to get a game going at Stephenson Park for Round 4 of the Sale-Maffra Cricket Association Midweek Twenty20 competition.

While the match up the road at Stead Street between Sale and Maffra was abandoned, and the game at Rosedale between the Warriors and Bundalaguah called off after just one over, Longford and Stratford players pushed through.

It seems it will take more than a bit of rain to stop SMCA women playing.

Players had to draw the line at lightning though, which ultimately meant the match was decided on Duckworth-Lewis-Stern, and saw Longford victorious.

Adding to the astonishing happenings at Stephenson Park, the Lizards got basically a whole innings in, and made 1/77 off 18 overs.

Sally Guthrie retired after making a run-a-ball 25 at the top of the order, while skipper Nicola Thatcher chipped in with 17.

Caitlyn Maree bowled an economical 0/5 off four overs for the Redbacks.

Stratford was 3/28 after 10 overs when the match was brought to a halt.

Thatcher took 2/5 to led the way with the ball.

As 10 overs had been reached in both innings of a T20 game, a result was able to be reached.

Collegians had the bye.