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Brigands V Invalids Sunday 23 April 23

It will be no surprise to those who have followed the weather forecasts this past week that the first game of the season against Invalids CC has regrettably been rained off. While Broadhalfpenny Down benefits from a chalk sub-soil that generally quickly drains away rainfall, the volume of rain over night and this morning has left the ground, and in particular the square, very soft and unplayable.

Underterred by the weather, Harry Bates and his small team, have been hard at work this week preparing the ground for the new season, including fertilisation of the square and outfield. So, on a positive note, given the blessing of some warm sunny weather, the ground will be in fine fettle for this Summer of cricket.

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