Match drawn after Day Four washout

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Written by Danny Painter

No play was possible on Day Four due to rain as the Specsavers County Championship fixture versus Gloucestershire at The 3aaa County Ground ended as a draw.

Persistent rain throughout the day, which arrived shortly after 10am, prevented the players from taking the field on the final day of what was set to be a potentially intriguing final day, with Gloucestershire requiring 262 more to win and Derbyshire needing 10 wickets.

Umpires inspected after there had been no play before lunch and decided that no play would be possible, and the match was declared a draw. Derbyshire claim nine points and Gloucestershire collect 11.

Head Coach, John Sadler said: “It’s very frustrating, it’s a shame because we had a good day’s cricket ahead of us with all three results possible but the weather has beaten us.

“But I’m very pleased with the way we played, particularly on day two when we were in the field.

“We were up against it, certainly in the last third of the day, and the way the lads came out and showed fight and battled through was brilliant to get us back in the game. So I’m delighted with the way the lads have stuck together and worked hard.”

Sadler’s side are back in Specsavers County Championship action on Monday 12 September versus Leicestershire at The 3aaa County Ground, Derby.

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