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It never rains, but it pours! Published: 04 May 2012

What happens at Lord's when the rain sets in? Lord's TV has spoken to Steven Finn and others to find out.

No play was possible for the first day of Middlesex’s LV County Championship match against Worcestershire at Lord’s yesterday, but there was still plenty going on around the ground.

England and Middlesex fast bowler, Steven Finn, spoke to Lord’s TV about how the players try and wile away the time.

As a bowler he said "you have to stay loose at all times, as you are never quite sure when you will be called into action."

His batting team-mates formed a slow procession throughout the afternoon, strolling over the outfield to the nets on the Nursery Ground.

Finn said “The batsmen will try and keep their eye in and there seems to be a constant flow going in and out of the nets”

Ground staff

Groundsman Adrian Morgan admitted it is a frustrating day for everyone involved, especially the spectators who have come to see some First-Class cricket.

He told Lord's TV that the recent addition of two Australian ground staff would ease the burden on them all during this poor weather.

He is hopeful though that the wicket will be in top condition for the first Test Match between England and West Indies in just under a fortnight.

Media Centre

Meanwhile, up in the JP Morgan Media Centre plenty of journalists and commentators were trying to keep busy writing copy - updating newsrooms and listeners alike with the current state, or lack of, play!

BBC London’s Kevin Hand, high up in the Test Match Special box for the day, said that sometimes the rain delays can allow him and his colleagues to explore cricketing subjects in greater detail.

But Hand also conceded it had been an extremely frustrating start to the season.

 


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