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Jenko

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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2013, 12:39:40 AM »

Try living in central qld lads!!! Mid 40's for most of the summer! Love it though had some real hot ones
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2013, 12:46:49 AM »

Played a game in school cricket where it was 36 degrees in the shade. Was stifling in the middle with all the gear on and being baked.
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2013, 01:03:30 AM »

Played in Brisbane one year for Wolston Park. It was the hottest day i have ever felt, and it was just after a big down pour so was muggy as sin.
It was the first time I hated batting. I got 50 odd then hit out. I was happy to be back in shed. Humidity plus the heat made it unbearable, all the players were cramping up, flies were everywhere and sweat was in your eyes. I remember the day vividly.
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2013, 01:11:01 AM »

Humidity is what kills you in Brisbane - It can be 28 degrees which isn't too hot, when the humidity is also at 95%, it just drains you.
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2013, 06:53:11 AM »

Last sunday....new delhi :p

44 deg celsius and 95% humidity......

Had to leave the field on 82 n.o.


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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2013, 08:00:57 AM »

I played in about 40 degree heat or something!!
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2013, 08:59:05 AM »

Humidity is what kills you in Brisbane - It can be 28 degrees which isn't too hot, when the humidity is also at 95%, it just drains you.

yeah I think that is what makes for issues when it gts hot in Britain - this recent weather is the first time I can remember where temperatures near 30 have not been accompanied by humidity in the late 80s.
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2013, 09:06:22 AM »

Cant remember exact figures my on tour in barbados was slightly on the warm side...
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2013, 09:11:17 AM »

44 degrees in Perth a few years back. I was in the slips and at one end I was standing in a little sand that the groundmans had put down (not sure why!). It was like standing on hot coals so it was a nice to get to the other end.

That was the hottest but the worst was Sri Lanka. Everyone seemed to get ill when the humidity got up.
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2013, 09:18:23 AM »

Don't know the exact temperature but we had only 7 players on a very hot day last season - so 5 men to fill the gaps - leather chasing aplenty - torture!
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2013, 09:27:25 AM »

I played in Malta a few years ago and it was pushing 40. The fact I had been drinking for about 14hrs the day before certainly didn't help...
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Re: Hottest weather you have played cricket in
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2013, 10:07:50 AM »

Probably not the hottest but I have played in Sri Lanka where it was between 30C and 35C most of the time. I have never experienced anything like it though in terms of humidity.  I flew out a day later to meet our tour party and played the morning after I arrived. In the first game I bowled 8 overs straight off.  By the end of the eight overs,  I thought I was going to die !  We had drinks breaks every five overs but ended up running out of water by lunch time.

All games started at 9:30am to try to get some decent cricket in before the midday sun.  The intention was to play 50 overs per side but in the end all games were 40. 

I got a bit more acclimatised to the heat and humidity for subsequent games.  But I must say, hats off to any professional playing out there and performing as they do. 

It was a great experience as we played at the SSC a couple of times and up in Kandy, which was less humid and I wouldn't think twice about going to do it again.
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