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Day Four at the Ageas Bowl washed out

Day Four at the Ageas Bowl washed out

Lancashire and Hampshire were beaten by the weather as the title chasing counties saw their Specsavers County Championship match drawn.

No play was possible on days three or four as rain struck the Ageas Bowl to leave the outfield sodden, with no improvement forecast.

The two sides are now locked on 117 points, with Lancashire in second based on losing one fewer match – and have played a game fewer than Hampshire.

The pair are now 41 points behind runaway leaders Essex – who thrashed Yorkshire inside two days earlier this week.


Haseeb Hameed will be left the most frustrated player on the south coast having been left stranded on 77 not out.

The opening batsman had battled for over five hours to help Lancashire lead by 239, having taken a 75-run deficit from the low scoring first innings.

But the England Test player will have to wait for his maiden century of the season, having been left 23 runs shy.

Umpires Stephen Gale and Jeremy Lloyds eventually called off the match off at 12:45 with heavy rain battering the south coast.

Geoff Radcliffe

Was Steven Croft injured or dropped for the Hampshire game?

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