It had the makings of a good match but then the weather intervened
I am supposed to be following the sun. Spending six months of each year in Australia and the other six months in England. I'm used to dull and wet English summer's but this time Australia seems to also be suffering from bad weather. I bought one jumper, one jacket and an umbrella with me and are wearing them out. I have already been to one cricket match that was abandoned through rain and today the same thing happened. The rain was forecast but it had remained dry for most of the morning.
The Southern Stars were playing the White Ferns at the SCG in an ODI with a 10am start.
Australia had won the toss and were fielding first with the scoreboard revealing some changes in the teams since the last T20 match just a few days before
Southern Stars ready for the opening ceremony
The teams walk out onto the SCG
The White Ferns
The Southern Stars
Leaving the field and thinking about their batting
Frances Mackay will open with Lucy Doolan
Southern Stars team talk
Almost ready to start
Mackay gets a four off the first ball
Oh dear. Only a few overs gone and the rain arrives and the covers come out.
The skippers have a chance to chat during the rain. I wonder what they are talking about ?
After a longish delay the match resumed and Lucy Doolan started getting boundaries
Sarah Coyte had this strange over with a wicket, dots, wides and it ended with a run
The wicket had been Mackay and Amy Satterthwaite came out to replace her
Doolan about to nick this ball that is caught by Jodie Fields
The rain came back and this turned out to be the last of the play in this match
Raining at the SCG
At 4:30pm the match was abandoned and it was still raining. A shame. The next match is at Rooty Hill on Friday and if it is not raining I will catch the train to watch the match.