Rain ruins Northants' clash with Gloucestershire

Northants' Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Gloucestershire was abandoned as a draw after a second consecutive day was lost to the weather.

Wednesday, 9th August 2017, 2:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:13 pm
The covers were put on at the County Ground on Monday evening and couldn't be removed due to relentless rain (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Heavy rain began to fall at the County Ground from Monday evening and did not relent.

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And with the ground soaking and the forecast still poor for the final afternoon, umpires Michael Gough and Ben Debenham decided there was no chance of play.

Northants take 11 points from the match and move back into third in the division two table, 15 points behind Worcestershire in second, having played a game fewer.

The County return to action on Friday night as they host Leicestershire Foxes in the NatWest T20 Blast.