County Championship: Yorkshire-Essex rained off again at Headingley

Essex will again have to wait to begin the defence of their County Championship title
Essex will again have to wait to begin the defence of their County Championship title
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emerald Headingley (day two):
No play possible on day two because of rain
Scorecard

No play was possible at Headingley for a second day running between Yorkshire and 2017 county champions Essex.

The outfield remains saturated following the heavy rain in Leeds.

The Rugby Stand End was a particular problem area, with a significant amount of standing water remaining.

Umpires Richard Illingworth and Ian Gould had no option but to call off play at 14:00 BST, just after the scheduled lunch. The two sides will now hope to get under way on Sunday.