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Warwickshire vs Somerset, Edgbaston BW Trophy
Posted by: AGod
Date: 11/08/2020 12:12
Anyone remember the last time we went to Edgbaston after a mini heat-wave?

Warks produced a pitch that was unfit for first-class cricket, with numerous batsmen being hit on the head by deliveries that just reared off a length, includng LG.

This game was in 2016 and Neil Mallender reported the pitch as unfit but the ECB, in its infinite wisdom, decided that, since Warks were a TMC, they were not at fault*

As if to add insult to injury, the game was rained off with Warks almost certainly having zero chance of avoiding defeat, facing a large target on an unsafe pitch.

* sorry, the offiical ECB reasoning was that the weather was such - varying from extreme cold to extreme heat - in the days leading up to the game, that there was nothing that poor Warks could have done about it..

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