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Re: SCC: Middlesex versus Glamorgan at Lord's (27th to 30th April)
adelaide (IP Logged)
30 April, 2018 23:50
The trouble with Dawid's suggestion is that real gloom can happen at any stage of the season. In any other sport you could just change the ball to one of a different colour but the state of the ball (and the way it deteriorates) is a key part of the game.


Re: SCC: Middlesex versus Glamorgan at Lord's (27th to 30th April)
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
01 May, 2018 03:50
In theory you could have a box of balls with different degrees of use to switch to, much in the way you do for eg a list ball. In practise the pink ball, from what we have gleaned from a relatively small number of matches, behaves very differently when relatively new and becomes softer far quicker than the red ball. And what happens the next morning when the light is ok? Do you go back to the previously used red ball, or move on to another one 10/20/whatever overs older. Bit of a minefield. Even though I'm all for getting the game on.

Re: SCC: Middlesex versus Glamorgan at Lord's (27th to 30th April)
Seaxe_Man (IP Logged)
01 May, 2018 15:34
Good suggestion by Captain Malan to extend play when it is not raining (but murky) by use of a pink ball.

However, a touch radical, so unlikely to happen.

The floodlights under current regulations are something of a white elephant as their use enabling play to continue, in murky conditions, covers a very short span of time.

From what we have seen in both the Northants and Glamorgan games, departure times were early afternoon when floodlights were in use.

A token two overs were bowled at about 5.45 in the Northants game. To the naked eye, difficult to see any difference lightwise as to when everyone disappeared about two thirty.

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