County Championship: Opening day of Essex against Derbyshire rained off

County Ground Chelmsford
The forecast is better for Chelmsford on Friday
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.


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