- ECB Reporters Network
More misery at Chesterfield
No play was possible on the opening day of the Division Two match between Derbyshire and Northamptonshire at Chesterfield when the outfield was again too wet after recent heavy rain.
Although the Queen's Park ground was bathed in sunshine, the umpires were left with no alternative but to abandon play for the day shortly after a 12.30pm inspection.
The outfield is still saturated and the bowlers run-up at the Lake End were judged "too dangerous" for the match to begin.
It is the second consecutive day that there has been no cricket at the ground after Sunday's t20 Blast match was adandoned without a ball bowled.
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George Dobell at Somerset (54-3) v Pakistan (359-8).
Poor Adam Hose and Tim Rouse. As if making your way in first-class cricket isn’t hard enough, they have had to do so against this attack.
Hose, a 23-year-old on first-class debut, shaped up pretty well for half-an-hour or so. But then Amir went wrong the wicket and, almost immediately, swung one back to take Hose’s off stump. Maybe a more experienced batsman would have been further forward but it was a hell of a ball.
Rouse, meanwhile, on first team debut for Somerset was unfortunate to receive one that pitched and left him from Sohail Khan. Again, perhaps a more experienced batsman might have left it, but it would have dismissed many far more accomplished players.
Peter Trego James Hildreth are together now with Trego counter-attacking nicely. There isn’t a huge amount of batting to come for Somerset if these two fail.