County Championship: No play at Wantage Road as rain ruins the first day
Persistent rain meant no play was possible on the first day of the Championship match between Northants and Hampshire.
Last Updated: 30/05/13 6:06pm
It became clear from an early stage that no play was going to be possible at Wantage Road and umpires Mark Benson and Steve Garratt bowed to the inevitable at 2:45pm.
That left Division Two leaders Northants frustrated in their attempts to consolidate their position further, with Hampshire looking to kick-start a promotion push.
It also delays the championship debut of Northants' Muhammad Azhar Ullah and with the forecast for Thursday not looking promising he may have to wait even longer.