Our local cricket association decided not to cancel matches on Black Saturday. Temp was about 44 degrees where we were playing, and the hot north wind was blowing about a million miles an hour. Trees were nearly touching the ground the wind was so strong. Such a surreal afternoon. We didn't realise what had happened with the fires until we finished.
Anyway, that day I distinctly recall how much fluid I drank. I'd brought along three litres of Powerade, and as well as that I drank four litres of water, and probably a litre of cordial in the four or five hours we played (we were bowling and I bowled about 15 overs). I kid you not, NOTHING came out of me that night, and I didn't need to piss until after lunch on the Sunday. Bizarre.
What is the most oppressive conditions you've played in?
* our comp has now decided that if the forecast temp is over 40 degrees, all matches are cancelled. Anything over 35 degrees is captain's discretion.