County Championship: Rain affects Leics v Kent on day two

Grace Road rain
Leicestershire won their opening match of the Championship for the first time since 2012 when they beat Glamorgan last week
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground
Leicestershire v Kent, day two
Kent 233-8: Bell-Drummond 124, Rouse 38; McKay 3-61
Leicestershire: Yet to bat
Leicestershire 2 pts, Kent 1 pts
Match scorecard

Only 39 balls were bowled by Leicestershire against Kent during a rain-affected second day at Grace Road.

Clint McKay grabbed his third wicket of the innings, Matt Coles edging him behind, as the hosts added just six runs to their overnight score.

Although the rain cleared during the afternoon, the players were forced off for bad light - with the floodlights not available for Championship matches.

Play was eventually called off for the day at 17:00 BST with Kent on 233-8.

Leicestershire director of elite performance Andrew MacDonald told BBC Radio Leicester: "It's been one of those days, but it seems the forecast for the next couple of days is better.

"It's a good cricket wicket, the ball carries through nicely, and we're optimistic we can take the last two wickets quickly and then start driving the game forward."

Kent wicket-keeper Adam Rouse: "It's been a pretty frustrating day - even more so after not getting on at all at Worcester and obviously we then had a week off, so to come to this is a bit frustrating for the boys.

"There's still a lot of optimism around the camp though - the boys are just eager to get out there and play cricket.

We're still very much in the game here, guys who can still score runs, and if we can get 300 that will be pretty good."