|County Championship Division One, Worcester|
|Close, day one: Worcestershire v Lancashire. No play possible due to rain.|
Worcestershire and Lancashire were left frustrated on day one of their County Championship game as heavy rain ensured no play was possible at New Road.
The rain came as the two captains were preparing to toss the coin and by early afternoon the play had been abandoned.
Both sides occupy the Division One relegation places with Worcestershire ninth and Lancashire eighth.
The hosts are without Australian Phil Hughes, while Lancashire's Luke Procter is available again after a side strain.