THE Arundel Festival of Cricket is due to begin tomorrow (July 16) when Sussex entertain Kent in CB40 Group C.
As of midday today (Sunday), the outfield at Arundel Castle was very wet from the rain over the previous 72 hours, but it is draining.
In addition, many of the walkways around the ground and some of the car parking areas are, and will remain wet, and prone to becoming a bit muddy as they become more and more used on the day. Certain parts of the spectator areas may not be accessible, so supporters are asked to adhere to any closure signs, and the club recommend anyone going to the game wears suitable footwear for the conditions.
The forecast for Monday indicates a risk of further rain during the course of the day, so supporters are being asked to keep an eye on the website or ring the normal phone line at The PROBIZ County Ground (0844 264 0202) for hourly updates starting from 9:30am tomorrow.
Also, the Olympic Torch Relay passes through Arundel at around 3:30pm and the town centre will have road closures from 2pm for a couple of hours at least. Anyone attending the game should leave plenty of time for their journey, especially if coming from the West. To assist arriving spectators in this regard, car parks will be open from 11am, with gates opening at 11:45am.