County Championship: Yorkshire hampered by rain and bad light at Hampshire

Ageas Bowl
Most of the final two sessions on day three was lost to rain and bad light at the Ageas Bowl
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl, day three
Yorkshire 281 & 143-2: Lyth 56, Ballance 46*; Wheal 2-52
Hampshire 222: Ervine 80, Vince 60; Brooks 5-53, Sidebottom 3-45
Hampshire (4 pts) trail Yorkshire (5 pts) by 202 runs

Yorkshire's hopes of beating Hampshire were severely dented as rain and bad light meant only 19 overs were possible on day three at the Ageas Bowl.

The visitors, who began the match five points behind Division One leaders Middlesex, only progressed to 143-2, with their lead standing at 202 runs.

Opener Adam Lyth (56) reached his half-century in a truncated morning session and was the only wicket to fall.

Lyth edged Brad Wheal (2-52) to slip, while Gary Ballance is 46 not out.