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Old 4th July 2017, 10:28   #179
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Originally Posted by square leg umpire View Post
Do they still have pitch inspectors? Somebody said they had changed the system.
Not sure. However, both coaches said they had no complaints. There was apparently swing and seam movement. If there wasn't notable uneven bounce and not "excessive turn" (well there wouldn't be, as spinners weren't even used) then it's hard to see any grounds for reporting a pitch.

The people I feel most sorry for are the match organisers, caterers and other stallholders, and staff who may be on casual pay. All face reduced income and maybe even a loss with the match likely to finish mid-afternoon latest unless Glamorgan make a sudden turnaround in the batting today.

The players won't mind some time off and spectators who are staying can do something else on day three - there's a very nice preserved railway not far away.
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