Kyle Abbott claims six wickets against Nottinghamshire in the Division One encounter © Getty
With no signs of weather improvement at The John Fretwell Sporting Complex in Nettleworth, the umpires have called off play on day 4, and therefore, concluded proceedings in a draw with Hampshire taking a three point lead owing to their advantageous position before rain ruined proceedings.
No play was possible for three consecutive days after Hampshire’s dominance on the opening day of this game. The outfield took a massive hit and with dodgy weather lurking around, the match officials decided to call stumps well before the scheduled start on day 4. Both teams shared five points each while the visiting Hampshire bagged three bonus points for their outstanding display with the ball on day one.
Brief scores: Nottinghamshire 162 (Steven Mullaney 45; Kyle Abbott 6-37) drew with Hampshire 93/2 (Joe Weatherley 47*; Luke Fletcher 1-10)
No play was possible on day three as rain kept pelting down throughout the course of day three, forcing the umpires to call stumps shortly before the scheduled tea break. After a rain-marred first day, 22 wickets fell on the second day, adding some spice into the contest, but with only one day remaining and the weather set to be gloomy, the probability of eking out a result in this game looks highly unlikely.
Brief Scores: Kent 139 (Ollie Robinson 37, Lewis Gregory 6-32) trail Somerset163/8 (Tom Banton 63, Harry Podmore 3-37) by 24 runs
Following a nip-and-tuck first session, heavy rains arrived at the Woodbridge Road in Guildford to prevent any further play on day three.
Resuming the day at 290/8, Surrey lost Morne Morkel off the fourth delivery of the day and the duo of Jordan Clark and Matt Dunn could only muster 22 runs for the final wicket, leaving Yorkshire a challenging first innings total – 313 – on the board. Yorkshire’s captain, Steven Patterson, finished with his eighth five-wicket haul in First Class cricket while Ben Coad finished with a three-fer.
Yorkshire could only manage 22 overs of batting in their first essay before bad light forced early lunch, only for the heavens to open up and ruin the rest of the day. Adam Lyth got out just before the break after stitching a 51-run stand for the opening wicket alongside Will Fraine.
Brief scores: Surrey 313 all-out (Ben Foakes 62, Mark Stoneman 61, Steven Patterson 5-81) vs Yorkshire (Adam Lyth 30; Rikki Clarke 1-14)
No play was possible due to incessant rains at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
Brief scores: Durham 253 (Ben Raine 82, Brydon Carse 77; Ben Sanderson 4-55) lead Northamptonshire 226/6 (Ricardo Vasconcelos 94*) by 27 runs