Cricket match abandoned due to unplayable wicket
The 50-over fixture on Sunday between Glamorgan and Hampshire was called off in the early stages of the second innings after both umpires deemed the pitch unplayable. The decision had the full support from the two captains after both of Hampshire’s openers were struck on the helmet by deliveries that reared up off a length, reports cricket.com.au. “The situation is the two umpires have decided that the pitch is unplayable, it’s unfit and have called the game off. It’s very dry and it’s turned in the first innings, it’s unpredictable bounce,” said England and Wales Cricket Boards (ECB) liaison officer Tony Pigott.
Glamorgan had managed to bat out their 50 overs in difficult conditions, creeping their way to 152/9 on a surface that had turned sharply. But a turning pitch became dangerous in the second innings when Hampshire’s Michael Carberry and then Jimmy Adams were struck on the helmet by lifting deliveries.
Adams was hit on the side of his head having played forward to a length delivery from Australian quick Michael Hogan.