1. Cricket is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (Stephen Fry)
2. FOOTBALL offers the world clichés; RUGBY produces facial deformity; HOCKEY provides an acceptable outlet for psychotic violence; CRICKET alone breeds myths. More quotes here.


Weather

WeatherThe weather is a crucial consideration in cricket: 2011 was the worst year we ever experienced for it chucking to down, until 2012 came along. Still it might not always be this bad. Check what's going on at these sites - one of them might be right!

History

I haven't read every stat, but I have done a rough check. Awarding 1 mark for rained off before start and a half mark for called off due to rain half way or manfully playing through very heavy drizzle, here it is - and Olympic year was by a long way the worst...

Year Rained off before start Very Drizzly or abandoned Total
2016 4 1 4.5
2015 2 0 2
2014 1 1 1.5
2013 1 2 2
2012 5 2 6
2011 3 3 4.5
2010 1 0 1
2009 2 0 2
2008 2 2 3
2007 3 1 3.5
2006 2 0 2
2005 1 1 1.5
2004 2 1 2.5
2003 0 0 0
2002 2 0 2

 

 

 

 


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