The heavy rain over the last two days finally beat the valiant efforts of the Headingley groundstaff and the match was abandoned around 1pm. Huge efforts have been made to ensure an ODI was played today, but the weather beat us all.
Anyone who has been following the updates on the site and @yorkshireccc twitter feed – thanks for your patience throughout the day.
The groundstaff have done their usual amazing job through the night and today to stave off the bad weather. Unfortunately there’s nothing anyone can do to stop the rain.
We would like to thank you all for your support and patience and hope to see you at a sunnier Headingley very soon!
REFUND POLICY & TICKET EXCHANGES
For full details of our refund policy please see the reverse of your tickets or refer below.
As an alternative to our refund policy and subject to availability we are also offering ticket purchasers the option to exchange their ODI ticket for a ticket for the first day of the second Investec Test Match between England and South Africa.
Please note that the exchange will be on a like for like basis eg West Stand for West Stand.
Ticket purchasers are asked to exchange their ticket in person at the ticket office or send by post to the ticket office. All requests for ticket exchanges must be received by 2pm on 27 June.
Full value of the ticket may be exchanged if there is less than 9.5 overs due to adverse weather conditions
Please note that if you decide to exchange your ticket then you will be no longer entitled to a refund.
If play is restricted or does not take place at the ground on the day for which this ticket is valid, you may claim a refund of the match ticket value subject to there being: (a) 10 overs or less because of adverse weather conditions and no result is obtained – a full refund; (b) 10.1 overs to 24.5 overs because of adverse weather conditions and no result is obtained – a 50% refund. In no other circumstances can money be refunded. Claims for refunds will be paid by cheque. Claims are subject to a £1.00 administration charge per application which will be deducted from your cheque; therefore do not send any payment with your application. To claim your refund simply send this ticket, with the name of the payee, address and full postcode in block capitals, to A R D Response, Dept *, PO Box 15, Earl Shilton, Leicester LE9 8WA within 28 days of the Match date. There is no need to include an envelope. Please allow 30 days from receipt of claim for us to process your refund. For refund queries call 01455 852514 (9 to 5 Mon to Fri). Also visit www.ecb.co.uk/refundscheme. For any other queries please contact the ground.
England may have sealed the three-match NatWest ODI series at The Oval with an 8 wicket win over West Indies, but there is still a huge amount to play for when the series reaches completion at Headingley on Friday. There are around a thousand tickets left on sale around the ground so if you fancy a taste of the Caribbean in Leeds on Friday ACT NOW!!
ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN CALL 0871 971 122 OR PURCHASE TICKETS DIRECTLY AT THE TICKET OFFICE ON ST MICHAEL’S LANE.
West Indies for a rapidly improving as a side. The many political straws that almost broke the back of Caribbean cricket appear to be behind them and the team are playing with a smile and no little panache.
Chris Gayle is a giant of world cricket and any side that has him hungry and firing at the top of the order is not to be taken lightly. He hits the ball as hard and as far as anyone that’s ever played the game and he warmed up for Friday with a fiery 53 from 51 balls which included 3 fours and 5 hefty sixes. He’ll feel he’s just getting started.
Dwayne Bravo is a quality all-rounder who is in form after 77 from 82 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes at The Oval. Darren Sammy is improving as a player and captain and of course Tino’s back!
Cast into the international wilderness for some time, the Bajan bomber has worked hard to win back his place and will be back in front of the Headingley crowd that warmed to his big smile and wholehearted “95mph+” mentality. The fast bowler, who may even consider himself Tino Best the batsman now after his 95 in the final Test was the highest Test innings by a number 11, will be up for the challenge.
England have reached the summit of the ICC Test Rankings and they will want to keep it like that well beyond the visit of South Africa during the second half of the summer. Despite lifting the World Twenty20 tournament in 2010 their improvement as an ODI side has gone largely unnoticed. They are fourth in the ICC ODI Rankings and are breathing down the necks of India and South Africa ahead of them.
At Headingley over the last decade (since 2004) England have held 9 ODIs and won 5, lost 3 and of course the last time West Indies were in town in 2009 the match was a complete washout blamed rather unfairly on the newly installed drainage.
What would be good, with White Rose tinted glasses on, would be to see Jonny Bairstow in action on Friday. Jonny has been watching from the sidelines and perhaps the series is now won Jonny may get a chance to shine on his home ground. Tim Bresnan has played both games in the series so far, but has been rested by the ECB for the final match.
As always staff at Headingley have been working hard in preparation for this international match and a chance to show what the Club has to offer. We wish both teams a happy visit to the home of Yorkshire cricket and hope those lucky enough to have tickets have a great day!
ENGLAND NatWest SERIES SQUAD
Alastair Cook (Essex) (Captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann will be rested for the final ODI in the three match series taking place on Friday June 22 at Headingley Carnegie. Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) and James Tredwell (Kent) have been called into the squad.
England selectors announced on Tuesday evening that Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann will be rested for the final ODI in the three match series. Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) and James Tredwell (Kent) have been called into the squad
National selector, Geoff Miller, said: “The fact that we have already won the NatWest series means we are able to take the opportunity to rest three players ahead of next week’s series against Australia and take a closer look at players who are likely to feature in our limited overs planning going forward.”
1st ODI England defeated West Indies by 114 runs (D/L) Ageas Bowl
2nd ODI England defeated West Indies by 8 wickets Kia Oval
3rd ODI England vs West Indies 10.45am Headingley Carnegie