The result was quite pleasing:
Overnight rain on Friday left a lot of water on the cover, but the rest of the square took it well with hardly any surface water.
At 9 o'clock, with rain still in the air, John and I set about removing the water from the covers. Having had the petrol generator repaired this was the first time to properly test out the water pump. After changing the suction hose, it worked and we were able to remove much of the water without using the BowDry.
The rain stopped mid morning and by 1.30pm the outfield was dry and having given the pitch a quick cut and roll all was set for a game of cricket.
As the afternoon went on the weather improved with the sun coming out around 4pm.
The pitch received good comments with something in it for batsmen and bowlers if they found the right spot.
There was not much damage to the pitch as not that many overs were bowled so there is little repair work to be done. However, pitch number 3 was finished with last weekend so tomorrow that will need repairing and 'putting to bed' for the rest of the season. Thanks to one of our players with large feet there is a big foot hole to repair! The batsmen have done a pretty good job making their 'mark' in a variety of methods so it will take a while to repair.