Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Cheltenham College (day two)
Gloucestershire 205: Hammond 82, Taylor 42; Mahmood 4-48

Lancashire 47-2: Jennings 26*

Lancashire (3 pts) trail Gloucestershire (1 pt) by 158 runs

No play was possible on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Lancashire at Cheltenham.

The players arrived at the College Ground to find that a fierce storm last night had caused some water to penetrate the covers.

There was a wet area on a length at the Chapel End. Umpires Jeff Evans and Paul Pollard delayed the start and opted to make an initial inspection at 11.30am.

Plans for a further look at 12.30pm were abandoned because of a heavy shower and an early lunch was taken with the intention of another inspection at 1.30pm.

By then more rain had fallen and play was abandoned for the day at 1.45pm amid continued concern that the nature of the pitch had changed.

Lancashire were due to resume their first innings on 47 for two in reply to Gloucestershire’s 205.

Photo credit: Lancashire Cricket


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