Hilly Fields Cricket - rain stops play

Cricket was due to start on the new Hilly Fields cricket square this weekend, but the record-breakingly soggy April and continued rain in May has squelched those plans. Friends of Hilly Fields pass on the message from the Council that:

It is with regret that following a pitch inspection this lunchtime we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the official opening cricket match scheduled for this Sunday. Unfortunately, the square and outfield are too wet to allow preparation and play for Sunday. We will look to reschedule the game at a later date and hope that you will be able to attend.


Anonymous said...

That pesky drought!!

Brockley Dogging Society said...

A little bit of wetness should never stop the pleasing act of whacking a bat against a ball. What on earth is going on?

Robert Sheppard said...

Was looking forward to this but happy to wait for a few weeks more. This rain is much needed and will result in a greener park this Summer . . assuming the Summer comes at some point.

Tressilliana said...

You're an optimist, Robert! Unfortunately this rain won't do much for the drought as the plants are snaffling most of it before it reaches the aquifers.

It is lovely to see so much green but it would be even better to see it through sunlight instead of murk.

BoatBuilder said...

Good, maybe we can make good use by playing football on the cricket pitch site. After all the council have taken footy land from both Hilly Fields and Ladywell Fields.

Down with the tyrants in white.

Anonymous said...

Real shame but it is very wet up there. Was walking the dog this evening and the outfield was very boggy and squelchy underfoot. Not to mention how boatbuilders footy players have trashed the surrounding areas! Keep your winter sports for the winter and use it for cricket over the summer to give it a chance to repair!!!
Keith is doing a grand job of trying to keep footballers off the square - amazing how so many people want to play football in a roped off area - cleared a few out myself - kids and adults alike! Share the space guys

Brockley Dogging Society said...

It was very good to see you Anonymous. And please don't be scared of Keith; many find his size unnecessarily intimidating but he usually fits in. Please feel free to pop up again and we'll happily give your little friend a bone!


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