Workington proceeded to hit the ball around the ground with impunity. We left to continue our walk but the rest of the day went like this: After tea rain interrupted play so the Duckworth-Lewis scoring system had to be brought into play. This is a mathematical formula designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a weather affected limited over match. A method impenetrable to all but the most dedicated cricket watcher, and statisticians (the explanation here). Barrow were unable to hit the target as they were all out for 114, well off target, so Workington took the cup.
Rain affected play and inclement weather was a common feature of 2012 and those competing in the Cumbria Cup may have a professional player and groundsmen to look after the pitch. Those teams that just played in their local pub league in 2012 experienced a year that broke all rain records and
|Cricketers Arms, St Helens|
and dream of a better summer in 2013.
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