|Preparing the wicket|
Transport chiefs have advised that all batsman should ensure that their run is absolutely necessary before leaving the crease.
Before responding to a call from the other end, batters should check local conditions by contacting appropriate advice lines.
Batters deciding to attempt a run should carry blankets, a thermos flask with hot drinks, a torch and a spade in case conditions deteriorate.
Be safe not sorry. Blizzard conditions are responsible for too many run outs at this time of year.