Slideshow: Cricket match played in the Solent

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There was little chance of the wicket drying out - but one of the world’s most unusual cricket matches went ahead despite conditions underfoot.

The annual match between the Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Island Sailing Club on a low tide at the Bramble Bank in the Solent.

Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The matches only last about an hour before the tide turns.

A temporary pub, The Bramble Inn, serves refreshment for players and spectators during the game, which traditionally each side takes it in turns to win.

Pictures: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire