Yorkshire vs Lancashire: Wet Headingley outfield forces final day of Roses clash to be abandoned


The conflict had been suspended on Tuesday attributable to “unfit and unsafe” taking part in circumstances after Dom Leech suffered a nasty leg damage; umpires, each coaches and captains held discussions on Wednesday morning and the County Championship conflict was known as off

Final Up to date: 14/07/21 12:07pm

Moist climate has pressured the Roses conflict at Headingley to be postponed

No play was attainable on the ultimate day of the drawn Roses County Championship fixture between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Emerald Headingley attributable to a moist outfield.

Umpires Ian Gould and Nigel Llong inspected the problematic Emerald Stand Finish of the bottom, which additionally pressured the abandonment of Tuesday’s play 7.2 overs into the afternoon.

Gould, Llong and each coaches and captains have been concerned in prolonged early morning discussions, and play was known as off simply after 10am.

Each counties had already certified for Division One earlier than this final-round Group Three fixture, which has seen two days deserted utterly and solely 23.2 overs bowled on day three.

Lancashire have been 411 for 2 from 119.2 overs. Keaton Jennings made 132 and Luke Wells was unbeaten on 97.

With half of the factors from their two fixtures being carried ahead into Division One, Yorkshire claimed eight factors, with Group Three winners Lancashire choosing up 11.

Having received the reverse fixture at Emirates Outdated Trafford in late Could, Lancashire will due to this fact take 16.5 factors and Yorkshire 4.5 into the highest group when 4 extra video games might be performed to resolve the county champions and the Bob Willis Trophy finalists.

A Yorkshire assertion learn: “Sadly the ultimate day’s play of the Roses conflict at Emerald Headingley has been deserted.

“Circumstances on the Emerald Stand Finish of the bottom haven’t sufficiently improved, and it has due to this fact been deemed unfit and unsafe to play.

“The umpires inspected at 9am and made the choice to desert the sport. All events agreed that participant security is paramount.”

Day three was deserted attributable to unsafe circumstances, although the choice was not a direct consequence of the leg damage suffered by Yorkshire’s younger quick bowler Dom Leech whereas fielding on the boundary in entrance of the Western Terrace.

Yorkshire launched an replace on his situation, saying: “Dom Leech has dislocated a joint in conjunction with his left knee.

“An X-ray has proven no damaged bones, and Leech can have an MRI scan at present. The quick bowler is scheduled to see a specialist tomorrow.”

The abandonment means England’s James Anderson has not bowled a ball in two of his 4 Championship appearances for Lancashire this summer season.


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