RAIN FORCED WARWICKSHIRE V SOMERSET ABANDONED AGAIN

RAIN FORCED WARWICKSHIRE V SOMERSET ABANDONED AGAIN

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– Warwickshire’s Championship game with Somerset was abandoned as a draw after a second washed out day at Edgbaston.

 

RAIN FORCED WARWICKSHIRE V SOMERSET ABANDONED AGAIN
Somerset players

RAIN FORCED WARWICKSHIRE V SOMERSET ABANDONED AGAIN

Warwickshire’s Championship game with Somerset was abandoned as a draw after a second washed out day at Edgbaston.

The encounter could not have happened in the morning as scheduled due to rain off. This is the fourth game to be played by both sides and yet, no either side has claimed victory.

The game has ended up been terminated in between as heavy down pour had forced the match to be brought to a halt.

Going into the game this time, Somerset, in particular, were hoping that play would follow, needing 10 wickets to win, with the home side facing a target of 318.

After no play in the morning session, the rain stopped and the sky brightened during the scheduled lunch interval.

But following a post-lunch inspection after the resumption of the match, match day umpires Ian Gould and Neil Mallender called it off.

RAIN FORCED WARWICKSHIRE V SOMERSET ABANDONED AGAIN

The two sides, who remain unbeaten after four matches, are back in action again on Sunday.

Somerset host reigning champions Yorkshire at Taunton, while Warwickshire visit Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire.

Bears skipper Ian Bell is still hopeful of being fit, despite nursing a hamstring injury. Lan Bell’s injury worsened in the course of the game.

Meanwhile, the pitch was reported by the umpires to ECB liaison officer Tony Pigott and this will now be considered by an ECB disciplinary commission.

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RAIN FORCED WARWICKSHIRE V SOMERSET ABANDONED AGAIN
Team Warwickshire

It was not the type of pitch we wanted. There were cracks but was it dangerous? No, Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown

“We all know here that Gary Barwell is the best grounds man in the country by a mile. He was preparing this pitch 14 to 16 days ahead, as always, and when he started, it was in snow and ice. 

“Then the weather flipped on its head and suddenly it was very hot, so the drying process was accelerated by the weather, when the cricket liaison officer said the pitch had been reported we were incredibly surprised.”

The final day of Warwickshire’s home game with Somerset two years ago was also rained off.

RAIN FORCED WARWICKSHIRE V SOMERSET ABANDONED AGAIN