Rain fills up Ageas Bowl

Warwickshire were frustrated by the weather as no play was able to take place on day two of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Umpires Steve O’Shaughnessy and Martin Saggers twice inspected the sodden outfield with the hope of some action, but despite a dry afternoon they decided the pitch could not dry quickly enough.

Birthday boy Ian Bell, 34 today, will be hoping his Warwickshire side can bag the final two Hampshire wickets quickly in the morning to keep hope of a win alive. 

The hosts’ Ryan McLaren is also eager to get back out to the middle tomorrow, as he remains unbeaten on 84 for a second night, 16 short of a first Championship ton.

Hampshire had been rocked in the morning by the news Reece Topley broke his hand batting on the first day – and could miss a month of action.

Tuesday is set to see more dry spells, although there is still a chance of rain all day.

Source: ECB

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