David Hopps at Worcestershire 158-2 need 226 to beat Notts
Only 20 miles separates Derby from Nottingham but clearly weather patterns are localised in the East Midlands. While they could barely get on the pitch in Derby, Trent Bridge has proceeded with few delays. Better drainage must be at the heart of it.
That is good news for Worcestershire who are picking off the 103 needed with few alarms, although Brett Hutton must be exasperated by three play-and-misses by Joe Clarke as well as an appeal for a catch at the wicket that was not given.
Notts opened with an over of left-arm slows from Samit Patel, referencing a match two years ago when a Worcestershire run chase came to grief against him. Different sort of day, it seems.