2.24pm – Unfortunately play has been abandoned for the day here at Grace Road. We will try again tomorrow.

2.08pm – There’s no change in the picture here at Grace Road. The rain isn’t heavy at all. But the covers remain in place. There’s no play anywhere in the country at present, neither at Headingley for the ODI or at the eight county venues. They’re already off for the day at Lancashire, Worcestershire and Derbyshire.

1.41pm – The scene at Grace Road. Picture by John Heald.

Grace Road

Picture by John Heald. The scene at Grace Road today.

1.30pm – There’s been a few more squally showers around Grace Road over the last hour. The ground-staff continue to work away, though.

12.34pm – The ground-staff are out there mopping up at present. The covers are still on, but the super-sopper is in following.

12.07pm – The rain seems to have disappeared for now at Grace Road in Leicester, but the covers remain in place.

11.13am – There will also, unfortunately, be a delayed start to the ODI at Headingley, which was due to get going at 12.30pm. The covers are on there, as they are here at Grace Road.

10.38am – The heavy rain has returned to Grace Road.

10.05am – It’s still raining here in Leicester, but not particularly hard and members of the ground-staff are out in the middle just starting to do bit of mopping up.

9.25am – Good morning from the Uptonsteel County Ground, Grace Road. First things first, it’s raining – and pretty hard too.

There has been nothing official, but we can safely say that we won’t be starting on time at 10.30am. In fact, there isn’t a great deal of confidence around the ground that we will see a ball bowled all day.

The suggestion is that it’s due to rain until deep into the afternoon, leaving the ground-staff up against it to mop up and get us going.

Yorkshire are on the back foot having been restricted to 155-9 yesterday after being inserted on a green pitch. Seamer Will Davis struck four times. The pitch didn’t play as difficult as its colour suggested, though was by no means a featherbed. The visitors are under par, but it wouldn’t surprise you one bit to see them gain similar success with the ball when given the opportunity.

Fin Bean top-scored with 40 and moved beyond 1,000 Championship career runs in the process. It has been a fantastic start to life at the top of Yorkshire’s order for the York CC youngster.

You can recap yesterday’s action via our match report and reaction piece with Bean. They are both linked below.



There will be a live stream available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page if and when we get going.

Headingley is also hosting England’s first of three ODIs against Ireland today. A 12.30pm start is planned. Fingers crossed, the weather is better back up in God’s Own County.




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