Rains scuppers Essex-Derbyshire

LV County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford
Match Drawn. Derbyshire 132 & 187-4, Essex 207
Essex 7pts, Derbyshire 6pts
Match scorecard

Essex and Derbyshire were forced to settle for a draw as the final day was washed out at Chelmsford.

The visitors were due to resume their second innings on 187-4 but, in a repeat of the first day, rain prevented any play.

The covers were removed twice during a lull in the bad weather but the game was finally called off at 13:50 BST.

The result effectively ends both sides' hopes of promotion as only victory for either would have kept them alive.

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