County Championship: Third straight day between Yorkshire and Essex abandoned

Headingley groundstaff
Umpire Ian Gould chats to Headingley groundstaff and Essex head coach Anthony McGrath on day three
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emerald Headingley (day three):
No play possible on day three because of a wet outfield

Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur has insisted there are no problems with Headingley's drainage after a third straight day of their match against champions Essex was called off.

Arthur said unprecedented wet weather in Leeds and low temperatures meant the ground could not recover in time.

"The prime concern for the umpires has to be the health and wellbeing of the players," Arthur added.

Play on day three of the Division One game was abandoned at 14:00 BST.

The club has not yet said if there will be any play on Monday.

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