Wednesday, January 25, 2012

AUS v NZ ODI abandoned

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

The ceremony

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.


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