County Championship: Rain ruins most of day at Edgbaston

LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day two, close)
Nottinghamshire 16-0: B Taylor 8no, Hales 6no
Warwickshire: yet to bat
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Nottinghamshire opener Alex Hales' hopes of a big score at Edgbaston to mark his England Test call-up were ruined by the weather.

After a first-day washout, play was delayed for half an hour, but only four overs were possible before another heavy shower arrived.

Hope of a restart were then wrecked by another mid-afternoon downpour.

Openers Hales and Brendan Taylor took Notts to 16-0 in the 24 balls faced from Keith Barker and Chris Wright.

Results favour the hosts
Nottinghamshire have failed to win any of their last four trips to Edgbaston. Warwickshire have only tasted defeat once in their last 10 home games.

Notts, who have both Hales and James Taylor in the England tour party for the Test series against Pakistan in the UAE, had to make a change in the seam department.

Luke Fletcher cames in for Harry Gurney, who has a stiff neck, while Warwickshire made one change, bringing in Laurie Evans for William Porterfield.

But, with only four overs bowled in the first six sessions, the match already looks doomed to finish as a draw.