County Championship: Notts v Hampshire drawn as rain hits Wednesday schedule

Welbeck CC
The final three days of Notts' game against Hampshire at Welbeck CC saw no play possible
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Welbeck CC (day four):
Nottinghamshire 162: Mullaney 45; Abbott 6-37
Hampshire 93-2: Weatherley 47*, Rahane 34
Notts (5 pts) drew with Hampshire (8 pts)

A third consecutive washout at Welbeck resulted in a drawn Division One match between Nottinghamshire and Hampshire.

Persistent rain and a wet outfield meant no further play was possible after the first day.

Elsewhere, day three of Kent's match with Division One leaders Somerset and Durham's Division Two game with Northants were both abandoned.

Two other Championship matches, at Worcestershire and Leicestershire, got under way after delayed starts.

Hampshire were 93-2 in reply to Notts' 162 all out at the end of day one, but that proved to be the final action of the contest.

Winless Notts took five points from the match but they remain bottom of the table, while Hampshire's eight points took them to within seven of Somerset - who could force a positive result against Kent on Thursday if the weather at Canterbury improves.

Notts captain Steven Mullaney said: "We've got five points from the game but we know we need to improve rapidly if we are to get up that table.

"We're now looking forward to going down to Tunbridge Wells for the next match and putting a good show on against Kent."

Hampshire captain Sam Northeast added: "It's the English weather and there is so much cricket left still, so you can't really be looking at other teams and what they are doing.

"It's a shame that we couldn't have a good game of cricket here, so we move on."

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