Warwickshire v Somerset: Rain forces draw at Edgbaston

LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston

Somerset 411 drew with Warwickshire 294-5

Warwickshire 9pts, Somerset 9pts

Match scorecard

Warwickshire's County Championship game with Somerset predictably ended in a draw after rain prevented any play on the final day at Edgbaston.

The Bears, just six runs shy of a third batting bonus point, left it as late as possible before calling it off.

But a mid-afternoon inspection (15:00 BST) confirmed that there were no further prospects of any play.

Not too far to travel . . .

  • The two umpires for this week's game at Edgbaston were former Worcestershire and England spinner Richard Illingworth and ex-Shropshire opening batsman Steve Gale

Both teams take nine points from the fixture, moving unbeaten Somerset up to second in the Division One table.

Somerset, who trail leaders Middlesex by 10 points with six games gone, are not in action again until Sunday when they head to Manchester for their next Championship assignment, the scheduled four-day meeting with Lancashire.

The Bears' next Championship game is also against Lancashire, starting on Sunday week (8 June) at Edgbaston but, before then, they have three T20 Blast matches to negotiate.

They meet Lancashire at Old Trafford on Friday night (18:30 BST), before moving on to play Leicestershire at Grace Road this Sunday (14:30 BST), then meeting Durham at Edgbaston on Friday, 8 June (18:30 BST).