Rain wipes out final day of Norfolk’s Minor Counties Championship match against Cambridgeshire

Rain continued to haunt Norfolk's season as no play was possible on the final day of their Minor Counties Championship match against Cambridgeshire at Manor Park.

Norfolk had finished day two 16 runs ahead of the visitors on 177 for seven and with eight overs of their first innings still remaining.

But play was abandoned at 10.30 this morning and the match declared a draw, giving Norfolk nine points and Cambridgeshire seven.

It is Norfolk's fourth successive draw in the Championship this summer – with three of the games rain-affected – after their entire MCCA Knockout Trophy schedule fell victim to the weather.

The next match of this year's Norfolk Festival of Cricket sees the county's Development side take on Huntingdonshire at Manor Park on Thursday.

Norfolk resume Championship action on Sunday, with Hertfordshire the visitors.

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• SCOREBOARD

Overnight: Cambridgeshire 101-5 (D J Bicknell 50).

• Cambridgeshire

First innings cont

S M Park c Gray b Eccles 7

L R Bruce c Spelman b Brown 5

J D Williams c Athurton b Brown 12

P J McMahon not out 20

P Summerskill c Gray b Eccles 21

J M E Barrs c Gray b Eccles 0

Extras (b 9, w 3) 12

Total (80 overs) 161

Fall cont: 6-102, 7-114, 8-121, 9-161

Bowling: Eccles 20-5-44-4, Warnes 7-4-11-1, Caswell 6-3-8-0, Brown 28-8-45-4, Spelman 4-1-11-0, 15-5-33-1.

• Norfolk

First innings

J M Spelman lbw McMahon 28

C J Rogers c Clarke b McMahon 39

S S Arthurton lbw McMahon 63

T R Ward lbw Bruce 4

S K Gray c Clarke b McMahon 5

P A Lambert b Bruce 2

L W Caswell c Summerskill b McMahon 2

C Brown not out 20

G W Walker not out 1

Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 6, nb 4) 13

Total (7 wkts, 82 overs) 177

Fall: 1-68, 2-75, 3-94, 4-101, 5-106, 6-123, 7-167

Bowling: Barrs 6-1-22-0, Williams 9-0-26-0, McMahon 37-10-66-5, Bruce 21-4-32-2, G T Park 9-1-28-0.