MIDDLESEX V SUSSEX – DAY FOUR
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled
Middlesex 5 points, Sussex 5 points
Middlesex suffered their first complete washout in the County Championship for 15 years at Merchant Taylors’ School today.
It was April 20, 1999 the last time the tenants of Lord’s lost all four days to the weather in a game against Lancashire at the home of cricket.
Sadly Merchant Taylors’ School, on what its debut hosting a County Championship game matched that stat when umpires Steve Garratt and David Milns gave up the unequal struggle against the elements following a second inspection just after lunch, citing wet patches in the outfield as the cause for concern.
The one plus for Middlesex is with all the other games this week being rain-affected draws they remain top of the Division One standings.
Weather permitting the Seaxes will be back in action tomorrow night when they take on London rivals Surrey at The Oval in the T20 before travelling north for the start of their next LV County Championship clash at Durham starting on Sunday.