Lancashire fold on day two

  • Last Updated: April 7 2014, 19:00 BST

Lancashire's return to the LV= County Championship top flight turned sour on the second day of their season opener against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Nottinghamshire celebrate another wicket
Nottinghamshire celebrate another wicket

Last year's Division Two champions were in grave danger of being asked to follow on as their top-order folded in between two long rain delays.

Lancashire were 77 for six when play was called off due to the weather and still needing another 46 runs to avoid the follow on.

Nottinghamshire debutant Jake Ball grabbed the first wickets of his first-class career - former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince his notable first scalp, while Luke Procter also fell - to return two for 25.

Stand-in skipper Paul Horton made a 22-ball duck after he was lbw trying to turn a full Luke Fletcher delivery through mid-wicket.

Andrea Agathangelou came in and began to look comfortable, but the South Africa-born right-hander soon raised his bat to usher through an Andy Carter delivery that instead crashed into off stump.

Nottinghamshire were on a roll when skipper Chris Read turned to Steven Mullaney's medium pace, which prised out Alex Davies' off stump with his third ball.

The rain arrived shortly after to save Lancashire further embarrassment and no play was possible after tea as the clouds closed in.

The second day of Sussex's Division One meeting with Middlesex was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain at Hove.

With Sussex trailing Middlesex by 19 runs with seven wickets remaining after the visitors were bowled out for 105 on the opening day, wet ground conditions put paid to any hopes of play.

Surrey's Zafar Ansari moved on to 60 not out in a rain-disrupted second day against Glamorgan in Division Two.

Only 12.5 overs were bowled at the Oval as Surrey lost two wickets to finish the day on 209 for seven.

Ansari added another 10 runs to his overnight total while, at the other end, Jason Roy and Tom Curran were both caught by Mark Wallace off the bowling of Jim Allenby, who now has four for 39.

Roy made 15 while Curran was dismissed for a duck before Stuart Meaker entered the crease and made an unbeaten nine for the hosts.

The umpires suspended play due to bad weather after 86 overs.

Rain washed out play on day two of the Division Two match between Hampshire and Worcestershire at the Ageas Bowl.

The hosts are therefore set to resume on 37 for three on Tuesday, after bad weather also restricted play to just 8.5 overs on day one.

Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams is unbeaten on 32, after two wickets so far for Chris Russell - including that of England Test opener Michael Carberry for a duck - and one for 21-year-old Championship debutant seamer Charlie Morris.

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