Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

County Have To Settle For 11 Points As Game Is Abandoned

County Have To Settle For 11 Points As Game Is Abandoned

Worcestershire suffered more weather frustration as the Specsavers County Championship clash with Glamorgan was abandoned after a second successive day was washed out at the Swalec Stadium.

The umpires called off the game after a 3.10pm inspection and left Worcestershire with a points haul of 11 from a game they had dominated on the opening two days.

Glamorgan were reeling at 42-4 in reply to Worcestershire's 456-6 declared when the players were forced off the field at 3.50pm on the second day – and never to return during the remainder of the game.

Worcestershire have now lost 729 overs out of a possible 1536 to the elements this season – a 47.46 percentage.

They have had six days out of a possible 16 completely wiped out – four in the home game with Kent and another two at Cardiff.

But in addition the home game with Essex was badly affected with more than a day's play lost whilst the match with Gloucestershire at Bristol was fought out in bitterly cold conditions.

Conditions improved sufficiently today for the umpires to announce that play would start at 1.50pm with 60 overs remaining.

But the heavens opened again before the players could take to the field.

Worcestershire collected five batting points, one bowling point and five points for a draw.

There were many pluses for Worcestershire in the playing time that was possible via the batting of Brett D'Oliveira and Joe Clarke and the new ball bowling of Joe Leach and Ed Barnard.

But ultimately rain put paid to their hopes of registering a first win of the campaign.