The second day of the final round Bob Willis Trophy clash between Yorkshire and Leicestershire was washed out without a ball bowled at Emerald Headingley.

Heavy morning rain forced an early lunch at 12.15pm before another burst meant the cancellation of a planned 2pm start.

Umpires Peter Hartley and James Middlebrook later inspected in dry but gloomy conditions shortly after 4pm and deemed the outfield unplayable.

Only 60.3 overs have been bowled across the two days, with Yorkshire 36 for two in reply to Leicestershire’s first-innings 124.

That means that so far across the White Rose county’s three home games in the North Group, they have lost a little over 450 overs combined.

The delay in this fixture is more of a frustration for Yorkshire given their hopes of reaching the five-day Lord’s final remain alive.

Second in the North and five points behind Derbyshire prior to this fixture, they need to finish top of the group and then as one of the best two group winners from the North, Central and South to advance to the showpiece occasion, starting on September 23.

Related News

View all news

YCCC announce 2024 Academy and EPP squads

Yorkshire Cricket has announced the  players selected for the boys' Academy squad and the Emerging Players' Programme for 2024.

Read more
Harry Brook

Harry Brook wins Bob Willis Trophy at Cricket Writers Club Annual Awards

The Yorkshire and England star received the award, named after the outstanding former England fast bowler and broadcaster, just two years after being voted the CWC's Young Cricketer of the Year.

Read more
Headingley cricket ground

YCCC partners' Christmas offers

As Yorkshire members and fans, you can take advantage of our partners' Christmas offers!

Read more
An image of Lauren Winfield-Hill and Adil Rashid, with the Yorkshire logo and Northern Diamonds logo in the middle

Sign up to our newsletter

For all the latest news, previews, ticket, membership and Premium Experiences information and more exciting content from Yorkshire Cricket and the Northern Diamonds straight to your inbox, subscribe now.

To view our privacy policy, click here.