Cricket fans brave elements at final Ashes Test

Fans have had to be patient as they wait for play to get underway in the fourth day of the Ashes Test at the Oval.

Rain at the Oval
A steward guards the covered wicket as rain delays day four. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Water is pumped off the outfield
Water is pumped out of a blotter which has soaked up water off the outfield. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport
Fans dressed as clowns
The weather fails to dampen the spirits of fans dressed as clowns. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

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Bank Holiday flooding

The Bank Holiday weekend got off to a soggy start for many today with heavy rain across the eastern side of the country. The downpours caused chaos as flooding closed many roads around Essex.