Kent v Worcestershire: Rain prevents visitors' progress

LV= County Championship Division Two, Tunbridge Wells
Close, day two: Kent 258, Worcestershire 48-0
Worcestershire 3 pts, Kent 2 pts
Match scorecard

Worcestershire's hopes of overtaking Division Two leaders Hampshire by beating Kent were dented after only 14.1 overs were bowled on day two.

The visitors' pursuit of Kent's first-innings total of 258 looked untroubled, but only an hour's play was possible.

Opening pair Daryl Mitchell (24 no) and Matt Pardoe (20 no) remained unparted on 48-0 before the rain intervened.

The visitors are aiming for a fourth Championship win of 2014, while Kent have so far won once in five games.