Rain Stops Play. When is it going to stop? It feels like we haven't had a 24 hour period when it hasn't rained for weeks now, maybe a month? Every day it rains at some point, most days, as it is now for hours and hours on end soaking every single cricket pitch in the area. I've got a match on Sunday and so has Ben, but with 48 hours to drain and dry the likelyhood is that all the matches over the whole weekend will be called off again!
I had a look at the paddock the other day because the football kids had been on there, they still haven't got it even though we've lost yet another international competition. Lads it's a lost cause, that will never be helped especially by practicing on a pitch that is barley 70' long! Stamina is a part of what you need to be able to demonstrate, go and play on a full size pitch somewhere!!! Inevitably, with it being so wet and combined with the fact that it appeared that they had decided to stand on the wicket at the point where seamers would land the ball, the wicket was ruined, don't what they'd been doing but it was only in this area and they'd turned it to mud almost.
During one of the breaks in the weather, I went over and re-seeded the area and scattered top soil on it at dusk. Over-night it rained and this morning I had another look and the seeds and the top soil because of the rain all seemed to have merged into the surface, possibly setting up a situation for quick establishment of growth assuming the rain and sun carry on in this on off manner. I'll have to wait and see.
I've not posted anything on here for a while re Joe's progress with his leg. We've got an appointment tomorrow at the fracture clinic so we're hoping for some good news going forwards with the bone healing situation. The big open wounds are all now almost sealed and the only one that is still 'Wet' is the impact wound. We're not getting our hopes up too much as this has been called as a year long healing process, so there may be very little difference tomorrow, but some good news would be good. We'll have to wait and see...