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Manchester Originals' Harmanpreet Kaur
Manchester Originals' Harmanpreet Kaur

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The Hundred Women’s Competition 2021

July 28, Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers, Emirates Old Trafford


Torrential rain and thunder caused The Hundred clash between Manchester Originals and Northern Superchargers women's sides to be abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The game, which was due to start at 3pm, had little chance of going ahead as storms spread across Manchester throughout the afternoon leaving the Emirates Old Trafford outfield covered with large puddles.

Both teams will take a point each from the fixture.

The wash out leaves the Originals still searching for a first win in the competition after they lost their two opening games.

Superchargers are sitting at the top of the table having won their first two games.

 The Hundred Men’s Competition 2021

July 28, Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers, Emirates Old Trafford

Rain forced the abandonment of the men's Hundred clash between Manchester Originals and Northern Superchargers after the women's match between the same teams was also lost to the weather earlier in the day.

A series of torrential downpours and thunder throughout the afternoon left the Emirates Old Trafford outfield saturated and although there were some glimpses of sun during the early evening, the umpires made their decision to call off the game at around 7.30pm.

The wash out means the Superchargers take their first point of the men's competition while the Originals now have three points from three games. 

Additional reporting By Caitlin Murray, ECB Rising Reporter, Manchester

It had to be Manchester.

Throughout The Hundred so far we have been spoilt by the quality of cricket on display across both the women’s and men’s competitions.

Whether it be the emergence of new cricket stars such as Alice Capsey and Harry Brook or games being decided by the finest of margins - The Hundred has captured the imagination with the ECB reporting 8.5million people have watched the new competition on TV during the first week. Better still 3.3million of those have watched ECB cricket on TV for the first time this summer.

Last night in Manchester the new audience got a taste of one of the most predictable parts of cricket – the frustration of watching rain fall.

What should have been a thrilling Northern derby, the first of The Hundred, was dominated by the most unreliable entity the UK possesses. The (not so) Great British weather.

Travelling up from London to Manchester, it became clear quickly what the main topic of conversation would be once I arrived at the press box at Emirates Old Trafford.

Approaching Stoke-on-Trent, the UK weather began to do what its notorious for. Rain. A lot. Very quickly. Thunderstorms followed as I reached Manchester. I had heard that Manchester is known for its rain, but I hadn’t seen weather like that in a long time.

Upon arrival at Old Trafford, the weather was no better.

Like everyone else who had made the journey to the ground, I was suitably drenched and with no idea of how the women’s game could go ahead.

Shortly, it was announced that it wouldn’t. And that was that.

Both teams would receive one point. On the plus side for both teams, they didn’t lose. That said, both would have much preferred to play.

In the first ever Northern Derby of The Hundred, it was the weather that held the bragging rights.

Like the few hundred people remaining at Old Trafford, I waited in the hours between the two games in the hope that the weather would somehow change.

Whilst I didn’t speak to any of the spectators remaining in their seats, I am almost certain we were united in feeling that the sun would not suddenly emerge from hiding and greet us for the men’s clash at 6.30pm.

In fairness, the sun would sun would occasionally appear, albeit momentarily. But as quickly as it would come, it would again be covered by angry, rain-filled clouds.

At 6.15pm when the pitch inspection was about to commence, on cue, the rain delivered again.

And then at 7.15pm when the umpires emerged to judge the pitch again, the showers returned, confirming that the men’s clash would also be abandoned. 2-0 to the weather. The rain had done the double over the cricket. Then, ironically, the sun emerged temporarily as if to laugh at every one of us that had stuck around since 1pm.

For a sport that requires optimal playing surfaces with unpredictable weather, it’s no surprise that so many cricket games are abandoned.

Fortunately, with The Hundred, it will be less than a 24 hour wait for the next opportunity to indulge in cricket once again. Weather permitting of course.

:: The ECB’s Hundred Rising is providing eight aspiring, young journalists the opportunity to tell the story of The Hundred men’s and women’s competitions through their own eyes.

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