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.

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