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The current status of the third test match prompted the management and I to discuss how the pitch could be made playable after such copious amounts of rain in what has become the English monsoon season.
I told her about the super sopper, which she thought was something I had made up for her amusement.
But looking into it the afore mentioned machine is the product of a brilliant engineer who was fed up of rain affecting his enjoyment of Golf (not really a game but more of a search for a small white ball in long grass)
His playing partner challenged him to come up with some way of getting rid of the water 💧 and a few days later he did.
This was in 1974 and now every cricket ground in the world uses them as well as tennis, schools and all manner of rain affected affairs.
The chap was from Australia but we can't hold that against him, his efforts and brilliance mean that the game of cricket can now resume at 4.15pm today.
It also puts to shame the efforts of a crowd in the 1968 Ashes test who used towels, blankets and hankies to dry the outfield so we could beat said Australians.
Engineers are brilliant you know.
|John Olsen||26/08/2020 00:14:51|
|1196 forum posts|
I'm surprised that they would need such a thing in Australia. Some means of putting out fires on the pitch would seem more useful there.
|Paul Lousick||26/08/2020 01:17:46|
|1855 forum posts|
I'm assumin g that your are refering to the fires started by Aussie bolwers, laying down a fast one agains the opposition. (sorry about that. I will take my bat and go home now)
|Danny M2Z||26/08/2020 04:53:16|
936 forum posts
I like the quote by Viv Richards to Greg Thomas **LINK**
Cricketing sledges are part of the game.
|Jeff Dayman||26/08/2020 08:40:06|
|2176 forum posts|
If you've got excess water problems on your cricket or football pitches, they just aren't cold enough yet.
(said the Canadian)
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