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Record number of Aire-Wharfe games go down the drain
The 2012 cricket season is proving to be the wettest in the history of the Aire-Wharfe League.
In the first 12 weeks of the campaign a total of 162 first and second team matches have been abandoned due to rain.
Of those 78 have involved first teams and 84 have come in second team games.
Last weekend underlined the misery that the wet weather is causing.
Fifteen out of 18 first team games were abandoned while a similar number perished in the second teams section.
League secretary Dave Alred said: “I have never known anything like this.
“When it rains it seems that we have a torrential downpour.
“It really is a terrible time for everybody.
“The clubs are working so hard to get their grounds fit, but quite often their work is ruined by further rain.
“The weather in June was absolutely terrible and there doesn’t seem to be a break in the conditions.
“It is making for a very difficult season for all concerned.”