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September 13, 2008
Glamorgan and Worcestershire finally bowed to the inevitable and agreed to abandon their Championship match at Sophia Gardens.
Heavy rain had caused the first three days to be washed out, and although no rain fell today, the outfield was far too wet to allow any cricket. The umpires did their best, but after three inspections, they called the game off.
There was considerable disquiet about the state of the outfield, especially given that next July the ground stages its first Test, the opening match in the 2009 Ashes. However, there are plans to spend £600,000 over the winter on laying a new drainage system, which the authorities are confident will resolve any potential problems.
Both counties take four points from the match. That extends Worcestershire's lead at the top of the table to 20 points over Warwickshire, who have a game in hand. Glamorgan, meanwhile, move off the bottom of the table.
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