Lancashire v Middlesex: Rain prevents any play at Southport
|Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trafalgar Road (day two):|
|Middlesex 180: Simpson 53*, Stirling 49; Clark 3-36, Mahmood 3-63|
|Lancashire 123-4: Chanderpaul 32*, Croft 31; Murtagh 3-21|
|Lancashire trail Middlesex by 57 runs with 6 wickets remaining|
|Lancashire 3 pts, Middlesex 1 pt|
There was frustration for Lancashire and Middlesex as rain prevented any action on day two, with play at Southport abandoned at 15:00 BST.
A wet outfield caused a delayed start and after a failed inspection at 11:30 BST, lunch was taken early.
Rain put paid to a planned inspection at 13:00 BST, and the umpires confirmed there would be no play after a further check two hours later.
Play will resume on Sunday with Lancashire 123-4, trailing by 57 runs.