Third day rained off as Surrey and Durham are frustrated again

The Oval
County Championship Division One, The Kia Oval
Surrey v Durham - Play abandoned on day three because of rain
Match scorecard

Surrey and Durham suffered a third day of frustration as play was again abandoned without a ball being bowled.

No play has been possible in any of the three days of their scheduled clash in County Championship Division One.

The umpires inspected the ground early in the afternoon but quickly came to the conclusion that no play would be possible on Saturday.

With more rain forecast, The Oval could be facing its first total washout since a game against Sussex in 2007.

VIEWS FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC London 94.9's Mark Church:

"A touch of déjà vu as the weather will just not let this game get underway.

"Heavy overnight rain and persistent drizzle in the morning once again left umpires Martin Bodenham and Mark Benson with no alternative but to abandon play at midday."

Rain caused the final day in each of the eight County Championship matches to be abandoned without a ball being bowled. As a result, all eight games ended in draws.