Friday, May 21st, 2021


Worcestershire CCC suffered more weather frustration as day two of the LV=Insurance County Championship match with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Only 15.5 overs were possible in four sessions on day one, in which Worcestershire reduced the home side to 51-3.

Heavy overnight rain left the ground saturated today and the prospects of play remote.

Although the skies brightened for a spell during the morning session, further steady downpours left umpires Alex Wharf and Billy Taylor with no option but to call off play at 4pm.

It was Worcestershire’s second complete wash-out of the summer after the third day of the game with Warwickshire at Edgbaston two weeks ago suffered the same fate.

Worcestershire Club Captain Joe Leach said: “It is frustrating because we had started to gain a bit of momentum with the ball yesterday evening and picked up three top-order wickets.

“Dillon (Pennington) bowled a good line, and Alzarri (Joseph) bowled a tremendous first over to Haseeb Hameed in which he beat him several times and then got him out with a really excellent delivery.

“It was just unfortunate that a damp patch on the wicket meant we couldn’t come back out for a final burst yesterday evening and have the chance to pick up a couple more wickets.

“There is enough in the wicket to encourage the bowlers if you put it in the right place, and let’s hope for better luck with the weather tomorrow.”