13 balls possible on sodden Day One
After a late start, only 2.1 overs were bowled before the elements ruined the start of the Roses match at Emerald Headingley
Lancashire were restricted to only 13 balls of play during the opening day of the Bob Willis Trophy Roses clash against Yorkshire at Emerald Headingley.
There was no play possible beyond 11.40am after the start had initially been delayed until 11.30am because of rain, with umpires Peter Hartley and James Middlebrook abandoning the day shortly after 3pm.
Yorkshire reached eight without loss having elected to bat upon winning the toss.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s cover driven boundary from Red Rose debutant George Burrows was the only scoring shot.
Burrows became the 693rd player to make a First-Class appearance for the Club and was one of three changes from the side that drew against Nottinghamshire; Liam Livingstone, Luke Wood and Liam Hurt were replaced by Rob Jones, Danny Lamb and Burrows.
When play was abandoned, it was not raining. But there were still puddles on the outfield and the heavens opened again shortly after the abandonment was confirmed.
This fourth round North Group fixture has been shorn of a number of household names due to England call-ups and injuries and both sides are missing eight players apiece, opening up chances for a host of young players.
Combined between the two teams, 10 players (Yorkshire six and Lancashire four) are making their Roses first-class debuts.
That number includes Yorkshire’s ex-South Africa Test fast bowler Duanne Olivier, while 22-year-old new ball seamer Burrows is the only player making his first-class debut.