Derbyshire v Glamorgan: County Championship match abandoned after rain
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 3aaa County Ground, Derby (day four):|
|Derbyshire 236-9: Reece 53; Carey 3-49|
|Glamorgan: Did not bat|
|Derbyshire (6 pts) drew with Glamorgan (8 pts)|
Derbyshire and Glamorgan suffered their third washout in four days as overnight rain put paid to any more play at Derby and the game ended in a draw.
Umpires Graham Lloyd and Billy Taylor decided there was no prospect of a drenched outfield recovering and abandoned the game before the scheduled 10:30 BST start.
Day two was also called off early despite no rain falling during the day.
Just 72 overs were bowled during the match with the hosts reaching 236-9.
Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman told BBC Radio Derby:
"Disappointing not to be out there, but you can't control the weather and it has rained quite extensively over three or four days.
"It was a slow, nibbly wicket, and it feels like a non-entity of a game which never really got going.
"It's definitely different to mid-summer conditions, but thankfully we've got two games away out of the last three, and starting at 10:30 in September it's usually an advantage to bowl first, so if conditions are bowler-friendly we can make the most of that."
Glamorgan coach Robert Croft told BBC Wales Sport:
"Derby run their business as they see fit, but the out-field has been the problem.
"It's taken a lot of wear and tear throughout the season and it doesn't drain very well, so that's the reason we haven't got on.
"We've got three games left, we've got a couple of guys (David Lloyd and Timm van der Gugten) on the injury comeback trail.
"The second team have a game the same time as we're playing (against Northants) so they'll get some game-time there. That'll be encouraging.
"We'll try to use the end of the season to give people opportunities, but if people are playing well they keep their spots."