- Live Update
Paul Edwards at Lancashire v Essex
Yes, well this is rather annoying. After a day in which all thoughts of playing cricket could be abandoned, we have been delayed by about four light showers. Whenever play has been scheduled to start - 10.45, 11.10 - it has been delayed and rescheduled.
We have seen more of the groundstaff than the players but I can report that Mohammed Amir is not playing for Essex and that Jos Buttler, not Alex Davies, is keeping wicket for Lancashire. Davies has a leg injury and is fit to play but not keep.
Matt Parkinson has been left out in favour of Tom Bailey. Sam Cook is playing for Essex but Matt Dixon has been omitted. Essex have opted to bowl. We now have a new start time of 11.45 and 84 overs are scheduled to be bowled. Watch this space.