|LV= County Championship Group One, Cloudfm County Group, Chelmsford (day one):|
|Essex: Yet to bat|
|Derbyshire: Yet to bat|
|No play possible on day one|
The opening day of Essex’s Group One County Championship fixture against Derbyshire was called off without a ball being bowled because of rain.
Derbyshire won the toss and elected to field, but rain arrived before the scheduled start time of 11:00 BST.
Play was eventually abandoned just after 15:30 at Chelmsford.
Defending county champions Essex have only won one of their opening five games this season, while Derbyshire are winless in four.