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Number Of Days Washed Out For Test Matches In England

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Following today's washout at Edgbaston, here are previous years and the number of days that were washed out during those Test seasons

2011: 0 2010: 0 2009: 2 2008: 0 2007: 2 2006: 0 2005: 0 2004: 1

2003: 1 2002: 1 2001: 1 2000: 1 1999: 0 1998: 1 1997: 1 1996: 0

1995: 0 1994: 0 1993: 0 1992: 2 1991: 1 1990: 0 1989: 0 1988: 0

1987: 4 1986: 0 1985: 0 1984: 0 1983: 0 1982: 1 1981: 0 1980: 4

1979: 2 1978: 3 1977: 1 1976: 1 1975: 0 1974: 3 1973: 0 1972: 0

1971: 3 1969: 0 1968: 1 1967: 1 1966: 0 1965: 0 1964: 4 1963: 0

1962: 1 1961: 0 1960: 2 1959: 0 1958: 4 1957: 0 1956: 3 1955: 0

1954: 7 1953: 0 1952: 2 1951: 2 1950: 0 1949: 0 1948: 1 1947: 0

1946: 1 1939: 0 1938: 4 1937: 0 1936: 0 1935: 1 1934: 0 1933: 0

1932: 0 1931: 2 1930: 2 1929: 0 1928: 0 1926: 2 1924: 2 1921: 1

1912: 2 1909: 0 1907: 0 1905: 1 1902: 2 1899: 1 1896: 0 1893: 0

1890: 3 1888: 0 1886: 0 1884: 1 1880: 0

Test Grounds total

Old Trafford: 29 days washed out

Lords: 19 days washed out

The Oval: 14 days washed out

Headingley: 12 days washed out

Trent Bridge: 10 days washed out

Edgbaston: 5 days washed out

Chester-Le-Street: 2 days washed out

Some notable weather events that have occurred during Test Matches.

11th -15th January 1895 England v Australia at Adelaide

Temperatures in the middle were as high as 155 degrees F

21st January 1902 England v Australia at Adelaide

Dust storm causes play to be abandoned on the 4th day

15th-17th June 1905 England v Australia at Lord's

10 days of rain preceded the match and a thunderstorm occurred each night during it.

19th August 1924 England v South Africa at the Oval

Thunderstorm flooded the ground after just 50 minutes of play on last day.

27th March 1933 New Zealand v England at Christchurch

Violent dust storm ended play at 3.30 on the last afternoon

6th to 10th July 1934 England v Australia at Old Trafford

Phenomenal heatwave throughout the match

30th November 1946 Australia v England at Brisbane

Violent storm flooded the ground on the second day with an 80mph gusts and giant hail

25th January 1952 Australia v West Indies at Sydney

Temperatures were 105 degrees F in the shade

10th -15th June 1954 England v Pakistan at Lord's

First three days were washed out

25th Feb -3rd March 1955 Australia v England at Sydney

The first 3 days were washed out because of continous heavy rain

10th August 1967 England v Pakistan at Trent Bridge

Nottingham Fire Brigade had to pump 100,000 gallons of water off the ground when it became flooded because of a thunderstorm

27th August 1968 England v Australia at the Oval

Thunderstorm flooded the ground and volunteers from the crowd helped make the ground fit again that lead to England winning the Test

3rd- 8th February 1990 Australia v Pakistan at Sydney

Cyclone Nancy dumps 20" of rain on Sydney and washes out 3 days of the Test Match

1st February 1991 England v Australia at Perth

The day before the Test, Perth recorded its highest ever maximum of 45.8C but by the next day it had dropped to 27C

11th December 1998 England v Australia at Adelaide

The first day was the hottest December for 11 years at Adelaide with 41C

26th December 1998 England v Australia at Melbourne

Christmas Day had been the hottest for 45 years at Melbourne but the first day of the Test (Boxing Day) was washed out because of a dramatic change in weather.

During the 3 Headingley Tests of 1978, 1979 and 1980, 19 hours and 28 mins was lost in 1978, 17 hours and 54 minutes in 1979 and 14 hours and 7 minutes was lost in 1980

There have been a few Test matches completely abandoned without a single ball being bowled because of the weather.

New Zealand v India: December 1998

Pakistan v Zimababwe: December 1998 because of fog!

West Indies v England: March 1990

New Zealand v England: February 1988

Australia v England: January 1971---> led to the first one day international being played

England v Australia: July 1938

England v Austalia: August 1890

The Trent Bridge of 1926, England v Australia, there was only 50 minutes of play before heavy rain ended the match

There was one Test Match where the rest day was brought forward because of a solar eclipse.

16th February 1980, the second day of the Jubilee Test between India and England at Mumbai (Bombay) became a rest day because of an 87% solar eclipse that was to be visible from Mumbai.

Some games had a delayed start for the 11th of August 1999 solar eclipse in the UK. The Middlesex and New Zealand match was delayed until after the height of the eclipse.

A total solar eclipse occurred in the Caribbean a day before the start of the 4th Test between WI and England at Georgetown, Guyana. It was a 68% partial eclipse from Georgetown.

This has been mentioned before but 4 of the coldest winters of the 20th Century have coincided with England's tour of Australia: 1928-29, 1946-47, 1962-63, 1978-79. They also missed out on some other notable cold and snowy spells such as 1950-51, 1954-55, 1986-87, 1990-91. They toured Australia during the severe winter of 1894-95

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Still think England can win this in 3 days Sat-Mon, west indies are a weak side, England should only need 3 days

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This has been mentioned before but 4 of the coldest winters of the 20th Century have coincided with England's tour of Australia: 1928-29, 1946-47, 1962-63, 1978-79. They also missed out on some other notable cold and snowy spells such as 1950-51, 1954-55, 1986-87, 1990-91. They toured Australia during the severe winter of 1894-95

They also toured during December 2010.

Then again there was 2006/7.

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Stuff weather - I was meant to be going tommorrow. Cue another telephone boxing wash out!

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