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Rain ruins another sporting weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:33 14 July 2012

Hornchurch Athletic's Hylands Park ground is flooded (Pic courtesy of Hornchurch Athletic CC)

Hornchurch Athletic's Hylands Park ground is flooded (Pic courtesy of Hornchurch Athletic CC)

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Cricket hit once again by wet weather

Local club cricket looks set for another total washout as the wet weather shows no sign of relenting.

Persistent rain has left pitches waterlogged across the region, with some such as Hornchurch Athletic’s Hylands Park heavily flooded.

All fixtures involving teams from Ardleigh Green, Gidea Park & Romford, Harold Wood, Hornchurch Athletic and Upminster have already been confirmed as being off, with just a handful of others preparing for the inevitable.

Sunday matches will almost certainly also be in doubt, with little sign of much improvement in the weather forecast this afternoon.

All of which will leave hundreds of local cricketers extremely frustrated as their 2012 campaign splutters along.

Meanwhile, Hornchurch’s footballers have been left kicking their heels after their pre-season friendly at Brentwood was called off.

The two clubs will hope to play on Wednesday.

Romford’s trip to Lowestoft also fell victim to a waterlogged pitch, but Boro are hoping to play a match against Barking at Fords’ Newbury Park ground later today (1.30pm).

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