Chilly weather is just snow cricket

IT may be just a week before the county cricket season but the weather is not playing ball. Hampshire’s pre-season match against Surrey yesterday was abandoned for the day – because of snow!

Rather than sun hats and designer shades, shivering fielders were layered in woollies and wore gloves as temperatures plummeted at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The fact that Hampshire’s players were competing in a pre-season tournament in Barbados last week probably made it even worse.