Start of new England era delayed

Alastair Cook had to be patient in the Aberdeen rain

Alastair Cook had to be patient in the Aberdeen rain

First published in National Sport News © by

England's new era was delayed by persistent rain throughout the morning and early afternoon in Aberdeen but blue skies and sunshine have improved the prospects of play.

The first assignment of the Alastair Cook-Peter Moores captain-coach alliance, England's opening match of the summer against Scotland, was beset by bad weather which made a prompt start impossible.

Rain was still falling at 10am, with the square under full cover and the outfield already very wet half-an-hour before play was scheduled to get under way.

As rain continued, an early lunch was taken at 1pm and an inspection scheduled for 1.30pm.

After two further inspections, as the weather improved dramatically, a third was announced to take place at 2.50pm.

Play could start as late as 4.15pm, for a 20-overs-per-side match.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree