Middlesex v Durham at Lord's suffers first-day washout

County Championship Division One, Lord's

Middlesex v Durham - no play on day one due to rain

Match scorecard

Day one of the County Championship match between Middlesex and Durham at Lord's was washed out because of rain.

England captain Andrew Strauss and fast bowler Steven Finn have both been named in the Middlesex starting XI.

But both will have to wait to return to domestic action following a day of persistent rain and heavy showers as play was called off at 1615 BST.

Durham lost their opening game of the season to Notts, while Middlesex lost to Somerset but beat Surrey.