Tuesday, March 28th, 2023


Worcestershire suffered more weather frustration with no play possible on day two of the warm-up fixtures with Warwickshire at Edgbaston and Portland Road, respectively.

After a full day’s play in both matches on Monday, heavy rain washed out any hopes of any play today, and proceedings were called off at lunchtime.

Portland Road is so saturated that the entire three-day fixture has already been abandoned and yesterday all 100 overs had to be bowled from the one end.

But Head Coach Alan Richardson and the players will be hoping the weather relents on the main ground to allow some play tomorrow. 

Worcestershire have already had the fixtures with Gloucestershire (one-day) and Oxford UCCE (three-day) washed out, and only three sessions of play were possible in the two-day encounter with Northamptonshire.

Head Coach Alan Richardson said: “It is frustrating, but it has been a similar weather pattern for a large part of the country, and we were thankful at least quite a few people could have a hit and a bowl yesterday.

“The lads have also had the opportunity to practice in the indoor nets at Edgbaston, but nothing beats getting out on grass this time of the year in readiness for the new season.

“The forecast is not great tomorrow, but fingers crossed we can get some play in.”