Friday, 2 January 2009

Trying to keep the game on

Inspired by the efforts of Exeter Racecourse (see below) I spent this afternoon with a group of others trying to make sure that tomorrow's rugby match between the Cornish All Blacks and Waterloo goes ahead.

As you can see from the pictures, we've had a bit of frost in the last few days and if it reoccurs tonight then the match will be called off. As the club makes most of its income from match days - the tickets, the bars and so on - we need the match to go ahead. This is particularly the case as we haven't had a home match since December 6th.

So we used huge rolls of thick brown paper as well as large carboard sheets and a silage tarp to cover up the areas of the pitch most susceptible to frost and we now have to keep our fingers crossed and hope for cloud cover.

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