On Tuesday,Roger, Tibbsy, Michael Ley, Tom Salmon and myself spent the majority of the afternoon attempting to get the covers on the wicket for the torrential weather forecasted on the Wednesday.
Ex-Scout Salmon seemed to know what he was talking about and attempted to attempt to tie a knot attaching the covers to the roller so we could drag them to the square. However the experienced scout forgot to tie up the knots and Tibbsy ( not aware) carried just a small rope onto the sqaure causing mass laughter by all.
Michael Ley had the comment of the day describing the covers like "being at Folly Farm" due to the horrible smell they gave off.
Anyway, to the point, we inspected the damage this morning and 3/4 of Saturday's wicket was bone dry however at the lower end of the square, a lot of water had seeped through.
But the signs are good that they do work and next time we will get some metal pegs ( rather than the plastic ones me and Roger were reliably told would be better) and add another cover so the water can't leak through.
So a big thanks to all those who have helped, even though it looks like it could be a big waste of time due to the forecast for the weekend.
Just thought I'd keep you updated.