Rain ruined virtually all of the county action that was due to take place today, with Sussex’s Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Kent and the third day of Northamptonshire’s match against Glamorgan both abandoned without a ball bowled.
At Old Trafford, Steven Croft and Karl Brown starred in a rain-affected win for Lancashire against Middlesex. The pair added 79 for the third wicket to help the home side chase down their Duckworth Lewis-adjusted target of 97 off 15 overs with 10 balls to spare. Croft fell just before the end for 45 from 35 balls, while Brown closed with 36 from 32. Earlier, Dawid Malan had top-scored for Middlesex after a much-delayed start. He hit 48 from 36 balls as Stephen Parry took four for 21 in what were difficult batting conditions.
Day Four, LV=CCD2, Northamptonshire v Glamorgan at Wantage Road
Group A, CB40, Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Cheltenham (1245 GMT start)
Group B, CB40, Nottinghamshire v Hampshire at Trent Bridge (1510 GMT start)
Weather Forecast: After a bright start, tomorrow is expected to be another washout as a band of rain sweeps in from the west, beginning in Wales at noon and moving eastwards so that it covers most of the northern half of England and Wales by late afternoon. The southern half will be mostly dry with sunny spells, but that is hardly helpful as all three of tomorrow’s matches take place in the midlands.
County News In Brief:
A charity cricket match between a Chris Read XI and an Adam Voges XI will take place on 23rd August at Car Colston CC in Nottinghamshire. The event will raise money for Bowel Cancer UK and the Laura Rose Memorial Trust and members of the public can bid for the chance to be part of either team. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcus Trescothick will begin his comeback from ankle surgery tomorrow when he plays for Somerset Second XI in their match against Essex Second XI at Coggeshall.
Glamorgan head coach Matthew Mott has been granted permission by the club to speak to New Zealand Cricket about their vacant head coach position.
Hampshire all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been called up by Australia for their limited-overs series against Pakistan next month. He will be available for the Royals’ Friends Life t20 quarter-final against Nottinghamshire on 25th July.
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