Saturday, April 28th, 2018

No Play For Second Day Running At Blackfinch New Road

worcestershire and nottinghamshire players were again frustrated by the weather on day two of the specsavers county championship match at New Road.

after the first day wash-out, no play was again possible in the division one encounter between the two newly promoted teams.

further rain fell overnight to rule out any hopes of play getting underway this morning.

although overhead conditions marginally improved as the day went on, it was no surprise when umpires richard illingworth and david millns, made the call-off decision in mid-afternoon after a second inspection.

worcestershire have yet to bowl a ball in first class cricket this season in the city after the abandonment of the three-day match against leeds-bradford mccu at rgs worcester.

for nottinghamshire it was a sixth full day lost in all cricket so far. they also failed to bowl a ball in a universities fixture against cambridge at fenner’s.

the forecast is better for sunday when the two teams will hope to get into action.