Rain prevents play at Northampton

County Championship Division Two, Northampton, day two (close):
Northants 218 v Hampshire 42-3 (no play on day two because of rain)
Hants 3pts, Northants 1pt
Match scorecard

Northants and Hampshire endured a day of frustration as rain prevented a resumption of their Championship game at Wantage Road.

The visitors were due to continue on 42-3, having bowled Northants out for just 218 on the opening day.

But an overnight downpour had soaked the outfield and hopes that conditions might improve were forlorn.

Umpires Nigel Llong and Martin Bodenham abandoned proceedings for the day at 1530 BST following two inspections.