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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Here are the number of days washed out for Test matches in England and Wales

    2012: 3 2011: 0 2010: 0 2009: 2 2008: 0 2007: 2 2006: 0 2005: 0

    2004: 1 2003: 1 2002: 1 2001: 1 2000: 1 1999: 0 1998: 1 1997: 1

    1996: 0 1995: 0 1994: 0 1993: 0 1992: 2 1991: 1 1990: 0 1989: 0

    1988: 0 1987: 4 1986: 0 1985: 0 1984: 0 1983: 0 1982: 1 1981: 0

    1980: 4 1979: 2 1978: 3 1977: 1 1976: 1 1975: 0 1974: 3 1973: 0

    1972: 0 1971: 3 1969: 0 1968: 1 1967: 1 1966: 0 1965: 0 1964: 4

    1963: 0 1962: 1 1961: 0 1960: 2 1959: 0 1958: 4 1957: 0 1956: 3

    1955: 0 1954: 7 1953: 0 1952: 2 1951: 2 1950: 0 1949: 0 1948: 1

    1947: 0 1946: 1 1939: 0 1938: 4 1937: 0 1936: 0 1935: 1 1934: 0

    1933: 0 1932: 0 1931: 2 1930: 2 1929: 0 1928: 0 1926: 2 1924: 2

    1921: 1 1912: 2 1909: 0 1907: 0 1905: 1 1902: 2 1899: 1 1896: 0

    1893: 0 1890: 3 1888: 0 1886: 0 1884: 1 1880: 0

    Test Grounds total

    Old Trafford: 29 days washed out

    Lords: 19 days washed out

    The Oval: 14 days washed out

    Headingley: 12 days washed out

    Trent Bridge: 10 days washed out

    Edgbaston: 7 days washed out

    Chester-Le-Street: 2 days washed out

    Some notable weather events that have occurred during Test Matches.

    11th -15th January 1895 England v Australia at Adelaide

    Temperatures in the middle were as high as 155 degrees F

    21st January 1902 England v Australia at Adelaide

    Dust storm causes play to be abandoned on the 4th day

    15th-17th June 1905 England v Australia at Lord's

    10 days of rain preceded the match and a thunderstorm occurred each night during it.

    19th August 1924 England v South Africa at the Oval

    Thunderstorm flooded the ground after just 50 minutes of play on last day.

    27th March 1933 New Zealand v England at Christchurch

    Violent dust storm ended play at 3.30 on the last afternoon

    6th to 10th July 1934 England v Australia at Old Trafford

    Phenomenal heatwave throughout the match

    30th November 1946 Australia v England at Brisbane

    Violent storm flooded the ground on the second day with an 80mph gusts and giant hail

    25th January 1952 Australia v West Indies at Sydney

    Temperatures were 105 degrees F in the shade

    10th -15th June 1954 England v Pakistan at Lord's

    First three days were washed out

    25th Feb -3rd March 1955 Australia v England at Sydney

    The first 3 days were washed out because of continous heavy rain

    10th August 1967 England v Pakistan at Trent Bridge

    Nottingham Fire Brigade had to pump 100,000 gallons of water off the ground when it became flooded because of a thunderstorm

    27th August 1968 England v Australia at the Oval

    Thunderstorm flooded the ground and volunteers from the crowd helped make the ground fit again that lead to England winning the Test

    3rd- 8th February 1990 Australia v Pakistan at Sydney

    Cyclone Nancy dumps 20" of rain on Sydney and washes out 3 days of the Test Match

    1st February 1991 England v Australia at Perth

    The day before the Test, Perth recorded its highest ever maximum of 45.8C but by the next day it had dropped to 27C

    11th December 1998 England v Australia at Adelaide

    The first day was the hottest December for 11 years at Adelaide with 41C

    26th December 1998 England v Australia at Melbourne

    Christmas Day had been the hottest for 45 years at Melbourne but the first day of the Test (Boxing Day) was washed out because of a dramatic change in weather.

    During the 3 Headingley Tests of 1978, 1979 and 1980, 19 hours and 28 mins was lost in 1978, 17 hours and 54 minutes in 1979 and 14 hours and 7 minutes was lost in 1980

    There have been a few Test matches completely abandoned without a single ball being bowled because of the weather.

    New Zealand v India: December 1998

    Pakistan v Zimababwe: December 1998 because of fog!

    West Indies v England: March 1990

    New Zealand v England: February 1988

    Australia v England: January 1971---> led to the first one day international being played

    England v Australia: July 1938

    England v Austalia: August 1890

    The Trent Bridge of 1926, England v Australia, there was only 50 minutes of play before heavy rain ended the match

    There was one Test Match where the rest day was brought forward because of a solar eclipse.

    16th February 1980, the second day of the Jubilee Test between India and England at Mumbai (Bombay) became a rest day because of an 87% solar eclipse that was to be visible from Mumbai.

    Some games had a delayed start for the 11th of August 1999 solar eclipse in the UK. The Middlesex and New Zealand match was delayed until after the height of the eclipse.

    A total solar eclipse occurred in the Caribbean a day before the start of the 4th Test between WI and England at Georgetown, Guyana. It was a 68% partial eclipse from Georgetown.

    This has been mentioned before but 4 of the coldest winters of the 20th Century have coincided with England's tour of Australia: 1928-29, 1946-47, 1962-63, 1978-79. They also missed out on some other notable cold and snowy spells such as 1950-51, 1954-55, 1986-87, 1990-91, 2010-11. They toured Australia during the severe winter of 1894-95

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  • Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and dry or cold and snowy, but please not mild and rainy!
  • Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia

    I found this on Wikipedia about the 46-47 Ashes series.

     

    "Cause of the dead Brisbane wicket when Australia batted was the drought which had been suffered in Queensland for such a long period...People who were praying for water were among those to give the tourists a tremendous Brisbane welcome. Rain had fallen in every match in which the Englishmen had played and the record was maintained until the end of the tour, and the Test storm at Brisbane, the second of the match, was the worst I have ever witnessed.[10]"

     

    Clif Cary

     

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    ... hailstones fell the size of golf-balls, and the trim field was swiftly reduced to a lake whereon floated the stumps. What was equally extraordinary was the strength of the tropical Queensland sun which next morning sucked away the moisture, so against all prediction, and thanks also to the sandy soil perfect for drainage, play was possible sharp at time. I recall broadcasting home from the ground... describing the scene of desolation with part of the playing arena still under a foot of water... English listeners who had gone to bed with this comforting information had to be told when they woke up next morning that fifteen English wickets had fallen and the game was over.[19]

    E.W. Swanton
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  • Location: Bratislava (240m)
  • Location: Bratislava (240m)

    I remember a massive thunderstorm in Brisbane saving England from defeat on the fifth day during the 1998/99 Ashes tour. The pictures were amazing - it was like night-time.

     

    Hard to believe there was a washed-out day in 1976. Which one was that?

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    I remember a massive thunderstorm in Brisbane saving England from defeat on the fifth day during the 1998/99 Ashes tour. The pictures were amazing - it was like night-time.Hard to believe there was a washed-out day in 1976. Which one was that?

    I think it was the Saturday of the Lord's Test.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQfdRGoG4SY
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  • Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and dry or cold and snowy, but please not mild and rainy!
  • Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia

    I remember a massive thunderstorm in Brisbane saving England from defeat on the fifth day during the 1998/99 Ashes tour. The pictures were amazing - it was like night-time.

     

    Hard to believe there was a washed-out day in 1976. Which one was that?

     

    A relatively common feature of Brisbane tests. Youtube has videos of hailstorms there in 1992

    , the series of storms that day in Queensland  apparently spawned the only recorded F4 tornado in Australia, and another F3 one.

     

    Also the one in 1998 you referred to 

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    2013: 1First day washed out at Headingley

    The major difference now compared to years past is the excellent ruling that play lost can be made up in part on subsequent days. With 8 overs or half an hour added to the next 4 days you can make up 1/3 of the lost day.
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  • Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and dry or cold and snowy, but please not mild and rainy!
  • Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney, Australia

    The major difference now compared to years past is the excellent ruling that play lost can be made up in part on subsequent days. With 8 overs or half an hour added to the next 4 days you can make up 1/3 of the lost day.

     

    Yes this was a massive improvement in the rules.

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