Moment two spectators race from Lords crowd to slide across damp pitch as rain stops play

Mail Online | 8/10/2018 | Joe Middleton For Mailonline
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Two spectators sprinted across the outfield and used the covers as a slip and slide during the first washout at a Lord's test for 17 years.

The duo were promptly escorted away by stewards and then ejected from the sodden cricket ground in St John's Wood, north-west London.

Weather - Cricket - Fans - Yesterday - Test

Despite the recent heatwave the weather betrayed cricket fans yesterday who were looking forward to the second four-day test match against India.

There was not time for the toss or even an announcement of the teams as the persistent rain set in early and never cleared.

Cricket - Action - Fans - Bit - Fun

Without much cricket action, two fans decided to go and have a bit of fun of the slippery surface used to protect the pitch from the rain.

The men, one dressed in white chinos with a blue shirt and brown loafers, and the other one in a tracksuit top and shorts look filled with glee and they launch themselves onto the slippery surface.

Security - Side - Prosecution

They look decidedly more glum as they are led of by security, who then promptly ejected them from the ground- however on the bright side, they will not face prosecution.

Fortunately for cricket fans the forecast for the rest of the Test is favourable.

Time - Test - Match - Day - Weather

It is the first time a whole Test match day has been lost to the weather at the Home of Cricket since May 2001, against Pakistan.

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