Rain ruins day one at Trent Bridge

Maurice Chambers is in line to replace Olly Stone when play gets under way at Trent Bridge
Maurice Chambers is in line to replace Olly Stone when play gets under way at Trent Bridge

Frustration was the order of the day at Trent Bridge as Mother Nature had the final say.

No play was possible on the opening day of the LV= County Championship clash betwenn Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire as showers, some of them fairly substantial, meant proceedings didn’t even get as far as the toss.

The square covers were removed on a couple of occasions and play was due to get under way following an early lunch but time and again the rain, which had been forecast, returned to put a spanner in the works.

When play begins, Northamptonshire will field a slightly adjusted line-up with batsman David Sales in line for his first appearance of the season after recovering from a claf injury.

He is expected to replace the out of sorts Kyle Coetzer and the other change will see Maurice Chambers return in place of Olly Stone who has a cracked finger.