Friday, 20 July 2012

Derbyshire v Yorkshire day 3

In the words of John Fogerty, I want to know, have you ever seen the rain...?

Well, yes and it should have guaranteed a draw in this game. If we give Yorkshire a sniff tomorrow then I will be surprised and disappointed. Twenty-seven points lead is massive with six games left and we'd be daft to risk losing it in any way, shape or form.

Mind you, if Yorkshire want to leave us 120 in 70 overs...

More tomorrow - busy day today and another one to follow


Mark said...

What on earth is going on. It's lovely and sunny here in Chesterfield, has been all morning, and yet there's an inspection at 1.45pm. Not good enough nowadays not to start on time if there's been no rain. Friday wasn't that bad here also. Very poor on the groundstaff's behalf.

Peakfan said...

Sorry Mark, having spent a lot of time working on a cricket ground I am duty bound to respond here and defend very good people.
When the water table is high and the ground has taken as much as it can, there is NOTHING that you can do. Slow drying - ie more clay based - outfields can be a nightmare. Our club was once unplayable for three weeks because the water had nowhere to go and so much rain had fallen.
Might have been different at Derby, but how many would then have moaned at the switch. Won't hear a word against groundstaff here mate, as there's obviously little they could do.