There was no play possible due to rain on day three of the Vitality County Championship clash between Yorkshire and Derbyshire at Headingley today.

Rain arrived in the Leeds area overnight and continued through the morning, with puddles gathered across the outfield.

Umpires Martin Saggers and Hassan Adnan called play off for the day at 12.45pm when it had actually stopped raining. But the amount of water on the outfield left it unplayable.


Picture by YCCC. The size of the task the ground-staff faced was indicated by a puddle on the edge of the square today.

Had play started, Derbyshire would have resumed on 190 for three in their first-innings reply to Yorkshire’s 450 for five declared.

Wayne Madsen with 88 and Brooke Guest 74 had shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 167 unbroken to recover the visitors from 23 for three – a Derbyshire record for that wicket on this ground.

This day three abandonment means a draw is now highly likely given the amount of time left in this third round Division Two fixture.

Neither team have yet registered a win in this season’s Championship.

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