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“It was a good day’s cricket which was not unduly influenced one way or another by the pink ball. It just behaved like a normal ball which is exactly what we want.

“The feedback I had from members was positive. The general view was that the pink ball was easier to see between bowler’s hand and bat than the white ball but not so easy to follow along the grass.

“We had a decent crowd, as you would expect for a game against a fellow big club like Lancashire, including some who came in in the evening for the final session, and they enjoyed a proper’s day’s cricket. All in all, the innovation seems to have worked very well.”