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pxb
23 Jul 13 23:31
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Current forecast is rain on 4 of 5 days. Too early to tell if just showers or more persistent rain. I expect a fair amount of volatility over the next week. My current estimate is we lose at least 1 session, and possibly rather more.
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Report donny osmond July 31, 2013 1:08 PM BST
long range forecast next week for durham looks very interesting !!!
Report R0ykeane July 31, 2013 1:16 PM BST
Whats the forecast? I'm going to be there...
Report d13phe July 31, 2013 1:30 PM BST
it has been lashing down in manchester for the past week on and off with similar forecasts ahead.

the drainage is very good at OT and the ground staff are good as well.

I would not be surprised if we lost a session here and there.  I would be surprised if it mattered as the pitch will be incredibly dry and take spin hence the Panesar selection.
Report mafeking July 31, 2013 2:55 PM BST
surely monty is only there to mess with the aussies heads ? not that that's particularly difficult. be amazed if he plays
Report d13phe July 31, 2013 2:59 PM BST
i agree with you now with the weather around.

reckon tomorrow will be a bowl first toss as the pitch has been covered for days.

when they called him up though i reckon he might have played as the pitch has been dry all season
Report rockysanta July 31, 2013 3:36 PM BST
It's been lashing it down in manchester last two hours non stop
Report The Dragon July 31, 2013 4:28 PM BST
i work opposite the ground loads of rain forecast for tommorrow is good, i dont think the weather is going to be a factor in terms of outcome of this match
Report The Dragon July 31, 2013 4:29 PM BST
sorry should
Report The Dragon July 31, 2013 4:29 PM BST
have been a comma after rain!!!!
Report sonofshinner August 1, 2013 7:00 AM BST
how many sessions lost do the aussies need to save getting beat.
Report Arfur Foxache August 1, 2013 7:59 AM BST
based on the first 2 tests at least 2, can still see a result even if we lose a full day to the weather
Report skips21 August 1, 2013 8:56 AM BST
In manchester it's currently slightly overcast very windy

So if there is any rain within 100 odd miles its could get here quite quick of blow away fairly quickly

Very mild probably around 18-19 degrees could playing conditions
Report skips21 August 1, 2013 8:56 AM BST
Good
Report d13phe August 1, 2013 9:04 AM BST
beautiful day here Grin
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- August 1, 2013 7:24 PM BST
Quite a few showers on the forecast for the next few days.
Report Foinavon August 1, 2013 11:15 PM BST
Am left chasing my tail tonight having backed England pre-match and layed the draw early in running. Have decided to take a chance on backing England again at nine and a bit in the hope that the price will eventually fall back to a level where I can significantly reduce liabilities. If it doesn't work, well I haven't increased liabilities by very much percentage wise.
Hoping that England will be more successful tomorrow. Often happens following a breakthrough.
Report Foinavon August 1, 2013 11:36 PM BST
Sorry, wrong thread. You might deduce that I'm hoping that there won't be much in the way of rain.
Report gradgrind August 1, 2013 11:45 PM BST
I'm in the same boat foinavon. Wondering if a bit of rain in the air will help the bowlers early on. With a couple of early wickets do you think we would see much of a drop in eng price?
Report Foinavon August 2, 2013 12:34 AM BST
A couple might not be enough, really need to see four out by lunch. If England can limit Australia to a reasonable score then make a good start themselves the price should come in significantly. Hoping for a price around 4 in order to reverse out. My red on the draw is twice that on Australia. Sad
Report Foinavon August 2, 2013 12:44 AM BST
That's a lot of wishful thinking though. If Australia get well past 400, it starts to look grim.
Report sonofshinner August 2, 2013 7:05 AM BST
layed england twice and greened,gone back in with a lay of oz.(think ime getting the hang of this)
Report alfresco111 August 2, 2013 8:53 AM BST
Pitch dark in London, heavy rain and big thunderstorms - if this spreads north the afternoon session may consist of playing cards and smoking ****
Report d13phe August 2, 2013 9:31 AM BST
its not coming from london
Report skips21 August 2, 2013 9:32 AM BST
5 mins from ground started to drizzle quite heavy very very overcast typical manc weather this getting heavier as I type not good as am on the Aussies and want them to kick on this morning
Report d13phe August 2, 2013 9:33 AM BST
will have cleared in about 20 mins
Report skips21 August 2, 2013 9:34 AM BST
Can't have England at 11 make them more like a 33 poke

Not too fussed about the win just want to eat up time and see this out could turn into a very boring test this so unlike the other two tests
Report skips21 August 2, 2013 9:35 AM BST
Where do you live pal?
Report d13phe August 2, 2013 9:35 AM BST
6 miles south west of the ground - where it is coming from
Report d13phe August 2, 2013 9:36 AM BST
i would also suggest you keep up to date the lancs twitter feed

they are very good at weather info
Report skips21 August 2, 2013 9:43 AM BST
I'm working in media city so 1 mile from ground

Working all weekend so will be looking out the window just trading the weather :-)

Think oz still a fantastic price here England on back foot expect oz to post around 500 by tea today leave 30 overs to bowl at England and try to get into them early

1st time England under pressure here

England gone 2-0 up in recent ashes series and lost the 3rd test both times heavily think they take there foot off the peddle a bit

Just think there's two possible outcomes draw or oz and 9/4 is huge as they are going to go all out for the win
Report d13phe August 2, 2013 9:46 AM BST
good luck

nice weather is coming your way Grin
Report skips21 August 2, 2013 10:02 AM BST
Stopped raining :-)

Clearing up quite a bit the sun is trying to make an appearance as well

Very muggy out probably about 18-20 degrees

No heavy rain around just drizzle so that is a positive
Report d13phe August 2, 2013 10:05 AM BST
really sunny here now.

not much cloud.
Report yuvrajbegainer August 2, 2013 10:09 AM BST

Aug 2, 2013 -- 9:36AM, d13phe wrote:


i would also suggest you keep up to date the lancs twitter feedthey are very good at weather info


and where it would be?

Report mondo12 August 2, 2013 10:10 AM BST
This game all depends on Englands batting, fancy cook and or trott to turn up this game.

England bat a total 8/7 sessions oz cant win in my opinion
Report mondo12 August 2, 2013 10:11 AM BST
This game all depends on Englands batting, fancy cook and or trott to turn up this game.

England bat a total 8/7 sessions oz cant win in my opinion
Report vin2385 August 2, 2013 11:28 AM BST
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England gone 2-0 up in recent ashes series and lost the 3rd test both times heavily think they take there foot off the peddle a bit



ehhh?
Report lmfao August 2, 2013 5:04 PM BST
Given that this looks like being a 4 day game due to Mondays appalling weather forecast - i'm now an England layer at 14s

Does anyone see England winning this in 4 days?Cool
Report lustrumm August 2, 2013 5:28 PM BST
England are a good lay at any price (as are Australia as well for that matter)
England have already thrown their hat at this game and anyway by the time rain intervenes (and it will be well before Monday) England will still be at the crease for the first innings.
If Australia could get to 500+ and declare England are liable to be only 5 down for the same total on Sunday
Report alfresco111 August 3, 2013 8:43 AM BST
Forecast for Sunday now very wet and Monday a washout.  18 wickets in a day for the AUS popgun 'attack'?

well you never know with the ENG 'batting'
Report The Dragon August 3, 2013 8:51 AM BST
just leaving cheshire to go to OT weather is set fairCool
Report The Dragon August 3, 2013 8:51 AM BST
just leaving cheshire to go to OT weather is set fairCool
Report alfresco111 August 3, 2013 8:55 AM BST
enjoy - should be a great day today
Report The Dragon August 3, 2013 8:56 AM BST
cheers alf
Report Snosurf August 3, 2013 9:23 AM BST
Sunny here this morning but cloud starting to move in. If england can put on another 250 today the match is a draw
Report Snosurf August 3, 2013 10:25 AM BST
10.25am -  Raining heavily, very dark skies
Report yuvrajbegainer August 3, 2013 10:33 AM BST

Aug 3, 2013 -- 10:25AM, Snosurf wrote:


10.25am -

Report BJT August 3, 2013 10:41 AM BST
The reality is, we are told that they know the weather in 10-20 years time and how we are causing all these issues with the weather, yet they still have no fcuking clue about the weather from day to day.  Were supposed to lose play yesterday.
Report skips21 August 3, 2013 10:50 AM BST
Windy and warm out

Clear blue sky with a couple of big white fluffy clouds around

No rain in sight
Report Snosurf August 3, 2013 10:50 AM BST
10.50am - Sunny and Blue skiies! hahaha Excited
Report skips21 August 3, 2013 10:53 AM BST
?
Report yuvrajbegainer August 3, 2013 4:31 PM BST
No updates on weathjer?
Report yuvrajbegainer August 3, 2013 4:32 PM BST
*weather?
Report lmfao August 3, 2013 5:03 PM BST
guys BBC online weather update 4.05pm today

sunday - persistant light rain followed by heavy rain

Monday - more rain

full details see other thread- just posted before 5pm today
hope this helpsCool
Report Injera August 3, 2013 5:11 PM BST
Checked the weather on various sites.

Some quite bizarre contradictions. The BBC has rain/heavy rain yet on their predictive radar it shows no rain!

Other sites predict a largely dry day with plenty of sun.
Report lustrumm August 3, 2013 5:27 PM BST
In truth it doesn't matter anymore now that England have avoided the follow on. I'll never understand how people were so anxious to get with the draw on the first 2 tests and yet it has taken until this Afternoon for them to realise there cannot be a result in this Test.
Did Australia suddenly become world beaters on 2 weeks R&R to make 527 a match winning score.
Even now at 1.2 if you had the money it is picking up chips in truth.
There won't even be a second innings here in my view not to mind a result
Report Injera August 3, 2013 5:46 PM BST
We've avoided the follow on??

There won't be a second innings??

Care to explain..
Report lustrumm August 3, 2013 5:51 PM BST
I think Pieterson will still be at the crease when this Test Match is brought to an early end due to the weather. Does that explain it for you? They are not going to be able to get him out imo
Report Injera August 3, 2013 5:54 PM BST
And we've avoided the follow on?

And there won't be a second innings for either side?
Report judorick August 3, 2013 5:55 PM BST
big trouble now
Report alfresco111 August 3, 2013 7:32 PM BST
looks like 2 decent sessions tomorrow but a total wash out on Monday.

Draw looks ok to me at 1.4
Report alfresco111 August 3, 2013 7:38 PM BST
quotes from latest BBC  forecast:

Sunday - "rain arriving at lunch time then on and off all day"
Monday - "Heavy rain not clearing until late afternoon"
Report lustrumm August 3, 2013 7:48 PM BST
Will I get my Coat? No sooner had I posted about Pieterson being there until Monday and he was on his way back.

Won't matter though the draw is signed sealed and delivered. The only chance for a result was the follow on and that is gone now
Report BJT August 4, 2013 6:10 AM BST
Pietersen for the most part played a good innings, but he certainly had more than his fair share of lucky moments.  There were chances all day and England got the better of it.  They could easily have been all out for 250.

The other thing you seem to have left out in regards to them suddenly becoming world beaters, is the obvious point that they won the toss this match and chose to bat.  England have batted under the best conditions for the first 2 tests and Aus got their chance this match and took full advantage of it.

Rain is the only thing saving England this match.  Sad for a team expected by its fans to win 5-0 that they really need to win the toss or they can't perform.
Report lustrumm August 4, 2013 10:53 AM BST
Agreed, the signs are good for Australia for the remaining Tests. However unfortunately the Rain is a big player for the remaining fixtures.
Pleasantly surprised at the weather this morning, overcast but settled and dry. They will get plenty of play in today. I'm surprised I must admit as it was meant to be raining by now
Report yuvrajbegainer August 4, 2013 11:35 AM BST
rain rain please come to uk...let our money run to us
Report lmfao August 4, 2013 11:36 AM BST
lustrum posts another idiotic comment

the rain is forecast to hit about lunchtime today- and this forecast has been there for past 48 hours at least

if play is not suspended before lunch- you can bet that the 2nd session will not commence on time- if at all
Report lustrumm August 4, 2013 11:45 AM BST
What kind of a comment is that lmfao? Surely if anyone has called this Test Series right it is me? (see all my posts about the draw)
I might be many things but guilty of Idiotic comments surely not

We are all looking at the same pictures I assume and at the SKY when the TV Cameras show it. It's a grand day and there is no sign of rain (yet) It's almost noon now and if anything it is getting brighter.

Separately I must give credit to England this morning for at least making an effort to play and give us some entertainment.

The result might not be in doubt at this stage but all credit to them for playing some shots. The RR for the innings (131) is now up to 2.7 which is remarkable imo considering where it was
Report Snosurf August 4, 2013 12:20 PM BST
lmfao I will bet you that the 2nd session will start on time. I'll give you odds of 2/1 if you want to bet against the session starting on time. Tell me your stake
Report lustrumm August 4, 2013 12:22 PM BST
It's 1.01 now imo, Cameras panned upwards as the players walked off and there is loads of blue there. The most significant thing is that there is no wind so any weather is moving very slowly. It looks a settled day so far anyway
Report the dza August 4, 2013 12:27 PM BST
Looks like it's getting cloudy to me.
Report the big bossman August 4, 2013 12:28 PM BST
how far is the rain
Report the dza August 4, 2013 12:28 PM BST
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/6691246
Report The Admiral August 4, 2013 12:45 PM BST
Rain will hit during lunch i reckon
Report Snosurf August 4, 2013 12:51 PM BST
Based on that forecast you would be stupid not to bet your house on the draw @ 1.29

If you're house is worth 200,000 then you could have 58,000 by tomorrow evening. All you would have to do is watch it rain.
Report toffee87 August 4, 2013 1:01 PM BST
it will rain and it will rain heavily but the danger is Australia chasing the game and setting England 250-270 to try and force the series

If England were in Australia's shoes the draw would be 1.01
Report lmfao August 4, 2013 1:34 PM BST
lustrum asks for his idiotic postings- so just from this thread we have:

'Pieterson will still be at the crease when this Test Match is brought to an early end due to the weather'

'there cannot be a result in this Test'

'by the time rain intervenes ... England will still be at the crease for the first innings'

'England are a good lay at any price'

'If Australia could get to 500+ and declare England are liable to be only 5 down for the same total on Sunday '


All idiotic statements


Oh- and it looks like the rain is coming but delayed a bit- so I would have lost my bet given that the forecast was for rain at 1pm- now its forecast as coming later- and that means it will have more impact on this game then first thought- i.e. it will rain more during play as opposed to the 40 minute lunch break
Report gotitwrong- August 4, 2013 1:35 PM BST
near wigan -dark stuff heading towards manchester
Report toffee87 August 4, 2013 1:43 PM BST
to be fair, it always rains in Wigan
Report gotitwrong- August 4, 2013 1:45 PM BST
yep ,just started raining
Report lmfao August 4, 2013 2:59 PM BST
2.58pm and the latest bbc forecast for Manchester is that its going to rain from 3pm for the rest of the day- so that's in 2 minutes time

LOL
Report lmfao August 4, 2013 2:59 PM BST
2.59pm- still not rainingShocked
Report VCM August 4, 2013 3:04 PM BST
Where's this bloody rain - Draw backers could get burned here Angry
Report gotitwrong- August 4, 2013 3:23 PM BST
raining in wigan
Report lustrumm August 4, 2013 3:36 PM BST
lmfao wouldn't you love to have your post back now you clown. Pieterson and second innings was only a joke post to another nadger like yourself and I held my hands up after it.

Onto proper matters just as the rain took a while to arrive it won't be going anywhere soon. Band is moving so slowly it won't pass quickly
Report gotitwrong- August 4, 2013 3:42 PM BST
i reckon they will be on and off a fair few times , rains for 20minutes stops for 20 here ,clouds moving pretty quickly
Report VCM August 4, 2013 3:48 PM BST
Coming back on. No time lost so far
Report The Dragon August 4, 2013 4:28 PM BST
off for bad light
Report lustrumm August 4, 2013 4:30 PM BST
Clarke has just taken away any chance of a result. We have all seen enough of Cricket to know that there is no more play now for the day. Do they think it is going to get brighter later on? FFS.

As I see it Clarke complained of the conditions and engaged the Umpires who made a decision. Now that the Umpires have made the call England even if put in do not have to come out today/until conditions improve.
Report gotitwrong- August 4, 2013 4:34 PM BST
it was lot darker here at 3pm than it is now -no reason why it couldnt improve
Report lustrumm August 4, 2013 4:44 PM BST
I think the guys at SKY have it right. Umpires will say it is ok for Spin and Cook will say well we want to  bowl seam, cue end of day.
There is no way on these conditions england are going to come back out
Report lmfao August 4, 2013 4:47 PM BST
lustrum

your posts / statement are invariably silly

it is very hard if try and hide one sarcastic/ jovial one in amongst the dross

e.g.

'there cannot be a result in this Test'

'by the time rain intervenes ... England will still be at the crease for the first innings'

'England are a good lay at any price'

'If Australia could get to 500+ and declare England are liable to be only 5 down for the same total on Sunday '
Report lustrumm August 4, 2013 5:14 PM BST
End result the lmfao i.e no result, take a look at the betting now. I'll be honest I was amazed they came back on after Tea but the end result is the same. you are welcome

All back again for the 4th test.
Report lmfao August 5, 2013 11:25 AM BST
lustrum- another idiotic post:


Do you guys realise that £86million p.a. is spent with the Met Office on public weather forecasting- and a shedload more for aircraft/ sea and military


Great value for money!
Report VCM August 5, 2013 12:28 PM BST
Crazy
Report Brian August 5, 2013 1:23 PM BST
I've more confidence in DRS than weather forecasts :-)
Report sportsjudge August 5, 2013 1:31 PM BST
Raining now - half a mile from stadium!!
Report lustrumm August 5, 2013 1:35 PM BST
Did Sky record their lunch time show. Twitter lit up 15 minutes ago that rain was on the way and the hoover cover was coming out yet all we saw on the TV were Blue Skies. It's raining now in the Ground unless 500 people on Twitter are lying
Report sportsjudge August 5, 2013 1:37 PM BST
They aren't lying, it's raining in Chorlton and I can be at ground in 3 mins sj
Report lustrumm August 5, 2013 2:21 PM BST
A dying kick from an Interesting Test but the net result the same i.e no result

Jeez for those at the Ground that got on the Draw at 1.5 today it was well worth the price of admission.

There was a good write up on the weather on crinconfo where they referenced a guy with 3 weather systems in front of him all showing rain and yet he was looking out the Window at play on-going
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