Yorkshire’s Tom Kohler-Cadmore is hoping the inclement weather does not spoil what promises to be an exciting Roses clash at Emerald Headingley.
Rain meant only 2.1 overs were bowled on the opening day of the round four Bob Willis Trophy fixture. There was no play possible beyond 11.40am, with play called off just before 3pm.
Yorkshire reached 8-0, with Kohler-Cadmore’s cover driven boundary off Lancashire debutant George Burrows the only scoring shot.
Between the two teams, 10 players are making their maiden appearance in a Roses first-class fixture.
And with the race for a Lord’s final place hotting up, it may be that both sides need to win.
Lancashire certainly need to win. While Yorkshire are only two points behind North Group leaders Derbyshire, the Red Rose are 22 points behind them with only two games to play, including this.
“You don’t ever want the weather to be involved, but in a shortened season, with only five games, you need as many days of play as possible,” said Kohler-Cadmore.
“We’ve missed enough cricket this year, not even taking the weather into account.
“Last week, the weather ruined a good game between us and Derby – it took a full day and a bit out with bad light as well.
“A Roses game, no matter what format or whenever it is, is always a big game. Being towards the crunch end of a tournament makes it all the more important.
“It’s massive, and you want to be playing in them. You don’t want to be sat there watching it rain.
“The weather obviously makes it harder to win, which is what both sides may need.
“It’s frustrating, but we can’t do anything about it.”