Yorkshire and Lancashire were restricted to only 13 balls of play during the opening day of the Bob Willis Trophy Roses clash at Emerald Headingley.

There was no play possible beyond 11.40am after the start had initially been delayed until 11.30am because of rain, with umpires Peter Hartley and James Middlebrook abandoning the day shortly after 3pm.

Yorkshire reached eight without loss having elected to bat upon winning the toss.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s cover driven boundary off a full toss from Red Rose debutant George Burrows was the only scoring shot.

When play was abandoned, it was not raining. But there were still puddles on the outfield.

This fourth round North Group fixture has been shorn of a number of household names due to England call-ups and injuries.

Both sides are missing eight players apiece, opening up chances for a host of young players.

Combined between the two teams, 10 players (Yorkshire six and Lancashire four) are making their Roses first-class debuts.

That number includes Yorkshire’s ex-South Africa Test fast bowler Duanne Olivier, while 22-year-old new ball seamer Burrows is the only player making his first-class debut.

After three North Group games, Yorkshire sit second in the table, two points behind leaders Derbyshire having won two and drawn one.

Third-placed Lancashire desperately need a win. They are 22 points adrift of Derby in the race for top spot having won one, drawn one and lost one.

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