This cricket match in the middle of the Solent is less vulnerable to water than most
Not many cricket matches rely on the tide.
Many cricket matches are scuppered by the smallest amount of drizzle, but this game in the middle of the Solent is a bit different.
In the yearly tradition, Island Sailing Club took on Royal Southern Yacht Club in the game played on an exposed bank in the sea.
It’s quite a spectacle, although it looks a nightmare for any bowler hoping to get some reliable spin on the ball.
Of course, the tide plays its part in this unusual game of bat and ball, with a low tide required to play.
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Meanwhile the game itself made for some beautiful photographs.
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This year they used a pink ball, while swimmers and boat teams were reportedly on hand to get the ball should it go into the sea.
This batsman’s gone charging down the track.
No need for a light meter here.
Royal Southern took the win this year, triumphing by 99 runs to 70.
The journey back to the pavilion is a little trickier than normal, though.
Someone get the covers on.