Hampshire Cricket History

Good or Bad?
April 30, 2016, 7:08 am
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Here’s a story on the BBC Cricket site today:

“Worcestershire have been cleared by the England and Wales Cricket Board after an investigation into the abandonment of their opening County Championship game against Kent at New Road … But commission chairman Gerard Elias QC, did offer one note of caution, he raised concerns about playing matches so early in April.

Mr Elias has “invited the ECB to consider whether any further actions and/or safeguards were possible to seek to ensure that county grounds staging matches in April were more likely to be able to do so satisfactorily.”

Anyone who has been trying to watch cricket live over the past month will have considerable sympathy with his view and maybe the ECB will see sense and start playing Championship matches in the summer, when it can be wet but is generally warm.


Maybe on the other hand they’ll just ditch April’s three rounds and cut the matches to 12 (10?) every season.

PS: It’s felt like a particularly lousy April but the Guardian today reports provisional figures for the month suggesting that rainfall is at 96% of the average for the month and the temperature is just 0.7 degrees C below average. Best to get used to it folks!

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It is more likely they will see this as a reason to play the opening matches in the Emirates.

Comment by Terry Crump

Start in March !! Seriously, how many times each middle to end of March do we get glorious days when games could be played ( if only to beat the worsening weather from April onwards ) !

Comment by Brian JS

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