Most oppressive conditions you've played cricket in....
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.