It was depressing to have to put the cover on in good sunshine, but the weather forecast is poor.
The pitch is already very soft: in places I can cause an impression just using my thumb. The lowest part of the square is also very soft. My concern will be that the pitch will be OK to play on when the rain stops and the cover comes off, but the square will not be. I hope common sense prevails and the captains consider the damage likely to be caused to the square in only the third game of the season.
The only good thing about the rain is that it will wash in the fertilizer that I applied today. There is always something positive in everything.