Essex v Middlesex: Rain prevents any play at Chelmsford

The forecast for Chelmsford on Wednesday is for dry weather
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day two):
Middlesex 246: Stirling 77, Eskinazi 66; Harmer 5-77
Essex 106-0: Cook 64*, Browne 40*
Essex 3 pts, Middlesex 1 pt
Essex trail Middlesex by 140 runs

There was frustration for Essex and Middlesex as rain prevented any action on day two, with play at Chelmsford abandoned at 18:55 BST.

Players came out onto the pitch before a proposed 16:25 BST start time, but further rain forced them straight off.

Division One leaders Essex are on top on 106-0, with Alastair Cook unbeaten on 64 as they look to surpass Middlesex's first-innings total of 246.

Wednesday will feature 104 overs to make up for time lost in the match.

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