Paul Edwards at Essex 106-0 v Middlesex
It is currently hosing it down and there is no prospect at all of anyone playing cricket in the near future.
- Live Update
George Dobell at Warwickshire (43-1) v Lancashire (273)
Afternoon from Edgbaston. Jimmy Anderson has just dropped Jonathan Trott at second slip off Tom Bailey. Trott was on 20 at the time. Anderson has responded with several bouncers, the latest of which Trott has hooked for four, and looks characteristically furious. Andy Umeed, patient but pretty secure around off stump, has 9 from 63 balls. I spoke to Chris Woakes earlier, too. He returned to the nets yesterday and, having had a bat, tried a gentle bowl. His side still hurt, so he gave up on that. He reckons he would probably be able to play as a specialist batsman for Warwickshire if required in a week or so.