Rain stops play for Great Yarmouth’s cricket simulator but founder promises a swift return

Criclet Simulator business owner Runish Gudhka on Yarmouth market place.

Criclet Simulator business owner Runish Gudhka on Yarmouth market place. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Throughout the history of the sport, the elements have proved to be the true scourge of cricket, with rain stopping play on many occasions.

Now, stormy conditions have also stood in the way of play at Great Yarmouth's Batfast simulator, after heavy wind and rain last week damaged the enclosure's roof.

However, people keen to give the cutting-edge game a go have been assured play will resume by the end of the month.

The simulator, which was premiered in the Market Place on June 1, has been closed for renovations, with its co-founder Runish Gudhka hoping the have it back in action before July.

Mr Gudhka, a former Kenyan international cricketer, said: 'The roof was slightly damaged by the storm, so we have decided to take time off to make improvements to ensure the best possible experience for players.

'Were we to have left it, potentially the damage could have been made worse, which would have them become a health and safety risk.'

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