Live blog: Lancashire vs Glamorgan, Day Three
Live updates from Emirates Old Trafford
Welcome to the live blog for Day Three of Lancashire's LV= Insurance County Championship match at home to Glamorgan.
Day two highlights below:
1:50pm - Reaction from Mark Chilton, Lancashire's Performance Director and Assistant Coach
"The forecast was that bad that we all came anticipating what has happened.
"Points are the primary aim with the draw the probable result and with no chance of us winning the game. For us it is about getting as many points as we can and the forecast looks a bit better tomorrow so we're hopeful of a full day's play. It will be about laying a strong foundation in that first hour and then looking to maximise our batting points from the rest of the game. Tomorrow is still a very important day - a point in April and May is just as significant as it is in the back end of the season.
"We went into this season knowing we had this first block of five fixtures but you don't know what the weather is going to do so we don't tend to set too many targets about what we want to do because there are so many variables that come into it. But obviously you want to start strongly and we knew the importance of this first spell and it was important for us to be playing some good, strong cricket right from ball one which I think we've done. You go back to the Sussex game and we started strongly and put in a lot of good performances. Glen (Chapple) and I have been looking at some stats and they back up the results we've seen on the field. We've done exactly what we set out to do - good cricket will often lead to positive results and we're obviously happy with the first five games.
"Everyone understands the toil of playing back to back four day games and there is a little more science behind it now and controlling people's workloads. Look at all the talk with England and their approach in recent months - a county is no different and we're trying to maximise the outcome from each individual in a certain period of time while ultimately protecting them from injury and trying to understand as and when you need to give a player some rest. At some point we will be faced with some really difficult selections but so far it has been taken in the right spirit and the main point is for the team to be playing well and being successful - if that continues to happen we are making some good decisions.
"It always great to have Jimmy (Anderson) here. He has been around a fair bit training with us and he prides himself in playing for us. You only have to watch what he has produced in this game after a period of rest. His quality is so high now that he is able to slip back into some fabulous bowling and he has been brilliant to watch, It's a shame he's not been able to maximise it in this game but hopefully he will have his day for us in the next one."
1.30pm, CLOSE Day 3
With conditions not improving play has been abandoned for the day.
We wil hope for better conditions when we return for the final day tomorrow at 11am.
1.00pm, LUNCH Day 3
We are taking lunch as normal but there is no change really except that the rain has turned into steady drizzle! The covers remain in place with puddles of water surrounding the square.
Still no change in the conditions at Emirates Old Trafford as rain falls steadily and has been doing so pretty much all morning.
We were hoping to see Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies striding out to resume the Lancashire innings round about now, but unfortunately the current scene hasn't changed one bit from the photo we posted earlier as rain continues to fall.
If a picture paints a thousand words.....
Yes, I'm afraid it is as wet it looks! Puddles are forming on the outfield and prospects today look fairly bleak. Once we get any updates from the umpires, we will add them to this blog.