Matches in the LV= County Championship were again heavily affected by the English autumnal weather, with day three of the fixture at Lord’s between Middlesex and Nottinghamshire seeing no play at all due to rain.
Essex, Lancashire, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Somerset and Nottinghamshire all enjoyed good second days to their eighteenth round LV= County Championship matches as the rain largely stayed away to allow more play than was the case on day one.
Rain affected every single one of the day's LV= County Championship matches to some degree. What play there was saw the batsmen struggle for fluency for the most part, with Surrey finding it particularly hard going in their relegation clash at Taunton.
There were wins for Middlesex, Essex, Durham, Gloucestershire and Kent as the 17th round of matches in the LV= County Championship began to draw to a close as the teams rushed things to a conclusion with an eye on tomorrow’s abysmal weather forecast.
It was a day for the bowlers as the 17th round of the LV= County Championship began around the country. Worcestershire, Leicestershire and Somerset were each bowled out for little more than 100, while 15 wickets fell at Cardiff.