Scarborough stung by t20 washout

Sunshine then showers, the weather affected Yorkshire T20 game at North Marine Road, Sunday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 122575a 23/06/12
Sunshine then showers, the weather affected Yorkshire T20 game at North Marine Road, Sunday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 122575a 23/06/12

Scarborough Cricket Club were left counting the cost after Yorkshire’s t20 action was washed out on Sunday afternoon.

The game was the Tykes’ only visit to North Marine Road in that format of the game this season, so a big crowd was initially expected for the clash with Nottinghamshire.

Sunshine then showers, the crowd at the  weather affected Yorkshire T20 game at North Marine Road, Sunday. Picture by Andrew Higgins   122575e    23/06/12

Sunshine then showers, the crowd at the weather affected Yorkshire T20 game at North Marine Road, Sunday. Picture by Andrew Higgins 122575e 23/06/12

Only 14 overs were bowled though as the rain put paid to a big pay-day.

There was some fortunate news for the club though in the fact that the rain did hold off in the early stages, meaning that no refunds were made to the disappointed crowd.

Scarborough chairman Bill Mustoe said: “It was a very frustrating day for everybody involved, especially the spectators that turned up.

“The groundsmen did a really good job to get the game played and we had everything in place, but the weather intervened, as it has done all year.

“The fact that England were playing on the evening obviously meant that less people would travel for the game, then this was added to by the threat of rain on the day.

“The whole thing has had a massive financial impact on us.”

This isn’t the first time this year that Scarborough has been stung by the weather.

The temperatures were bitter when Yorkshire hosted Leicestershire in May’s LV County Championship game.

Mustoe added: “It hasn’t been a great year for the club so far because it was very chilly when Yorkshire came in early May and now we have had this.

“I’m looking forward to a scorching festival now because we are definitely owed one.”

Mustoe did find some positives from the day though, with both Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire gaining a point to keep the Tykes in with a shout of qualifying for the t20 competition’s latter stages.

He said: “There was something positive to come out of it because both teams came away with a point, which didn’t change the positions of both teams in the standings.”