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article imageOp-Ed: Cricket match contested in the North Sea

By Christopher Bates     Jul 12, 2011 in Sports
In my opinion, no adaptations can possibly make cricket more bearable to watch. However, if I was on Buxey Sands at the time of this innovative North Sea fixture, I may have changed my mind.
The match was played on Buxey Sands, which is approximately seven miles south-east of Mersea Island, just off the coast of Essex.
Around 100 spectators enjoyed the game, which was contested between RNLI crews (Burnham-on-Crouch) and West Mersea.
West Mersea were the eventual winners, scoring a total of 35 runs to RNLI's 22.
The event has been in the pipeline for two years, as drastic weather conditions have been a burden on its inception.
Mersea RNLI crew member, Jeremy Dumas, said: "We tend to make them [the rules] up as we go along."
And if you think that's crazy, it's nothing compared to the ice cricket event played in Estonia in 2006. Don't worry, it was only minus six degrees at the time!
The sport is extremely popular in Estonia, as competitions are annually held in Tallinn.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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