However, after the news broke Shire captain Kieran Gibbons and the squad got together and raised over £400, with a top-up from the club for chosen charity When You Wish Upon a Star.
The charity for children aged 4 to 16 with life threatening illnesses aims to grant their wishes whatever they may be. During December they organise Polar Express trips to Lapland amongst other activities.
A club spokesperson said: “We’d like to thank the players for their great gesture with the match having to be called off. It was a truly thoughtful gesture.”
Opponents Calendonian Braves also matched the donation of £400 this afternoon.