Rain was an issue across the country as play was curtailed a numerous county matches
Heavy rain again sabotaged much of the day’s cricket, once again.
At Guildford, where a session’s play was possible, Yorkshire made quick work of Surrey’s first innings, taking the remaining two wickets in 22 minutes, shortly after Surrey had collected their third batting point. Yorkshire then had to face Morne Morkel, tip-toeing in from the pavilion end in the rain-coated gloom, his beanstalk arm extending seeming endlessly into the sky. But it was Rikki Clarke who made the breakthrough – Adam Lyth brilliantly caught in the gully by Will Jacks. Bad light took the players off just before lunch with Yorkshire 58 for one, and even the die-hards, knees covered only by a large umbrella, called it a day at three o’clock.
Hope you’re all home and dry. Another truncated day round the counties, with no results looking possible save possibly at Canterbury if the rain stays away in the morning. Congratulations to Will Beer for his so-near-so-far 97 at Arundel, and to Graham Wagg (100) and Lucas Carey, whose record-breaking ninth wicket stand I somehow missed this morning. Many thanks for the messages, thanks for popping by during the rain, and see you all tomorrow for more wellies and wickets. Good night!