Rain dance could be next for Hayward

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Kelly Hayward will be doing a rain dance if the snow doesn't clear up soon.

Freezing temperatures have meant December's covering has hung around and left many courts in the area unplayable.

While the thought of seeing snow, particularly around Christmas, might excite a lot of people, that initial buzz has clearly worn off.

And Hayward would love to see a few showers come along and wash away the remaining snow, so things can get back to normal.

The secretary, who has been forced into postponing all of the December fixtures, risking a backlog later in the campaign, said: 'It's not very often snow causes disruption to the league.

'To have to cope with it twice in the same year – January and December – is difficult.

'I think it's safe to say I'm the first league secretary who has had to contend with it and I must admit I'm getting very worried now that the league will not finish in time.

'I just haven't got the weeks available if we get any more cancellations.

'I have tried to keep all teams updated as much as I can with my plans to squeeze it all in but at the same time the safety of all players is my top priority.

'The website is currently up to date with dates of the refixtures and all captains have been notified.'

Hayward has been boosted by the help and understanding of teams during an extremely busy period.

She added: 'I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help and understanding with the situation.

'Hopefully, the new year will bring better weather, but please remember all weather enquires need to go to the weather rep, taking 20 calls a night gets a little too much!'

'Teams should expect that the winter season will not run as smoothly as the summer season and matches may be cancelled.'

Hayward will be hoping there is no repeat of last January's big freeze when action resumes next Tuesday evening.