RAIN STOPS PLAY Summer sports unwanted saturation

heavy rainAs the rain continues to pour outside the South West Sports News window it becomes increasingly frustrating to seek some rays of comfort from a summer that has not - yet - mirrored last year's scorcher.

My immediate thought goes to those who rely on dry ground(s), at least, to play their summer sport.

As we have witnessed from four unwanted and unprecedented World Cup washouts - so far - cricket requires favourable weather conditions.

If the world cup can't beat downpours in dear old Blighty what hope for your humble club or social cricketer?

Unless you are fortunate enough to play indoors, tennis is another sport that thrives outdoors if courts are dry and sun high.

Lawn bowls is best when carefully manicured greens are not saturated.

Hardy golfers will venture forth in mid-winter wind and rain but again the game is at it's glorious best when the sun shines and it's dry underfoot.

It's Thursday and I daren't peak at the weekend forecast.

Like those wise team managers who often speak of "one game at a time" I am taking it one day at time... with Sou'wester and wellies at the ready...

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