County Championship: Three games washed out by rain on Tuesday

Welbeck Cricket Club
Day three's play at Welbeck was abandoned two hours before the scheduled start

No play was possible in three County Championship matches scheduled to continue on Tuesday because of rain.

Nottinghamshire v Hampshire at Welbeck was abandoned two hours before the scheduled start of play, meaning no action for a second successive day.

Meanwhile, the second day of two Division Two games - Leicestershire v Middlesex and Worcestershire v Lancashire - were later called off.

There was play in the day's five other Championship matches.

Lancashire had bowled out the Pears for 98 on day one of their match, while a ball is yet to be bowled in the fixture between the Foxes and Middlesex at Grace Road because of bad weather.

Hampshire finished day one on 93-2 in reply to Notts' total of 162, but no play has been possible on the subsequent two days of that match.

Nottinghamshire skipper Steven Mullaney said: "There's a slim chance we'll get any more play in this match, but both teams want and need points for different reasons, so if there's any chance of playing we want to play."

Hampshire captain Sam Northeast added: "It's a shame because this would have shaped up to have been a good game between two good sides.

"We'll give it a chance and see what happens with the weather this afternoon and overnight and if we turn up and it still looks like that, then we'll all go home."

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