Essex v Hampshire: Rain prevents play on day two

County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford
Close, day two: Essex v Hampshire 303-6
Essex 2pts, Hants 3pts
Match scorecard

No play was possible on the second day of the Division Two match between Essex and Hampshire because of rain.

Heavy rain began to fall at Chelmsford just as the Essex team and the umpires arrived in the middle for the start of the day's play.

And after pools of water appeared on the outfield, the decision was taken to abandon the day.

Hampshire will resume on the third morning on 303-6, with opener Neil McKenzie unbeaten on 134.