Play rained off in Hants-Worces game at The Rose Bowl

LV County Championship Division One, The Rose Bowl
Hampshire v Worcestershire
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Play was abandoned on day one of the County Championship game at The Rose Bowl between Division One's bottom two sides Hampshire and Worcestershire.

Bottom-club Hampshire went into the match 22 points adrift of safety, while eighth-placed Worcestershire are just a point behind Yorkshire.

Heavy overnight rain and drizzle throughout the day ruined any chance of action.

But bad light was also a factor in play being abandoned for the day at 5pm.

Hampshire, bottom of the table and without a win in their first 10 fixtures, have renewed hopes of survival by surprise wins over Durham and Warwickshire.

But second-from-bottom Worcestershire approached this fixture on the back of defeat by Lancashire.

Hampshire captain Dominic Cork was named in the home side's squad after a long absence through injury and bereavement, while experienced wicketkeeper Nic Pothas was also available after recovering from appendicitis.

Left-arm spin prospect Danny Briggs was also named in a squad of 13 after recovering from a shoulder injury.

New Worcestershire signing Kemar Roach will make his county debut after making a delayed arrival at The Rose Bowl.

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