Category Archives: Weather Watch

Sam Robson makes English cricketing history

Just after 3pm on Saturday March 31, Sam Robson wrote a name for himself in the cricketing record books with the earliest-ever first-class hundred in the UK, and the first in the month of March, as he made a century on the … Continue reading

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Why March 19 is cricket’s next hot date: Andrew Hignell

The date March 19 has a special place in military history as it was on this day in 1982 that Argentinian troops landed on the South Atlantic island of South Georgia, precipitating the start of the Falklands conflict with Britain. … Continue reading

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Lancashire’s title boost from the weather: Andrew Hignell

“Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country” – so wrote Horace Greeley, the famous American newspaper editor and politician in 1850, encouraging people to head away from the settlements on the eastern seaboard and to … Continue reading

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County Championship keeps relatively dry: Andrew Hignell

While records have been falling in the high-scoring England-India Test series like raindrops in a summer downpour, the rain gods have continued to smile on county cricketers with relatively little interference from the weather in the LV=County Championship. The four-day … Continue reading

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Twenty20 qualifiers defy bad weather: Andrew Hignell

June and early July have, in recent previous seasons, been relatively dry with little interruption as a consequence to matches in the domestic Twenty20 competition. But in 2011 there was plenty of weather disruption to the Friends Life t20 group … Continue reading

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Rain dampens Twenty20 Cup: Andrew Hignell

“Flaming June” used to be a colloquial description for the fine weather associated with mid-summer. As far as the current cricket season is concerned, it may be a more disparaging phrase used by the county game’s commercial managers following the … Continue reading

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Championship rainfall a thing of the past: Andrew Hignell

With the launch of the Friends Life t20 on June 1 – and from a meteorological point of view, the start of the summer months – the eighteen counties now take a break from action in the LV= County Championship. … Continue reading

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Andrew Hignell: Bone dry April a remarkable cricket month

The critics were poised to have a field day with the earliest-ever start to a season in the County Championship on April 8 and a series of fixtures crowded into April with each side playing three or four games by … Continue reading

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What will the summer of 2011 bring?

As Michael Fish infamously found out in 1987, making water-tight predictions about the British weather can be a tricky business. Forecasters have been assisted in recent times by technological improvements, especially enhanced satellite imagery and a massive bank of real-time … Continue reading

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Have conditions swung England’s way?

The first blow of the 2010-11 Ashes series was struck last summer – ironically in England – when a climate scientist at The University of Reading produced research which suggested that the weather might be on Australia’s side. The meteorologist … Continue reading

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