Lancashire v Middlesex: Rain prevents any play at Southport

The forecast for Southport on Sunday looks mainly drySpecsavers County Championship Division One, Trafalgar Road (day two):Middlesex 180: Simpson 53*, Stirling 49; Clark 3-36, Mahmood 3-63 Lancashire 123-4: Chanderpaul 32*, Croft 31; Murtagh 3-21Lancashire trail Middlesex by 57 runs with 6 wickets remainingLancashire 3 pts, Middlesex 1 ptMatch scorecard

There was frustration for Lancashire and Middlesex as rain prevented any action on day two, with play at Southport abandoned at 15:00 BST.

A wet outfield caused a delayed start and after a failed inspection at 11:30 BST, lunch was taken early.

Rain put paid to a planned inspection at 13:00 BST, and the umpires confirmed there would be no play after a further check two hours later.

Play will resume on Sunday with Lancashire 123-4, trailing by 57 runs.

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