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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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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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Summer 2010; mostly dry

The prevalence of high pressure across the country for much of the 2010 first-class season meant that the amount of weather interference overall in the LV=County Championship was well below average. With the Met.Office reporting that the first six months … Continue reading

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Riverside a bit on the ‘soggy side’

While Lancashire were the “raining champions” in first-class cricket in 2010, it was Durham – the former winners of Division One of the LV County Championship – who were the county side most affected by rain in one-day cricket last … Continue reading

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The weather gods…

“Somerset stay on course for title with a hand from the weather gods” – this was the headline in The Times on Thursday September 16, as the final day of the County Championship season was poised to start with the … Continue reading

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