County Championship round-up September 2, 2006

Rain hampers Sussex's title bid

Cricinfo staff

Division One



Shane Warne cleaned up Sussex's tail with six wickets © Getty Images

Third day

Like many games around the country, Hove was at the mercy of the elements and bad light as Sussex and Hampshire only managed 38 overs in the day. Sussex were dismissed for 448, with Shane Warne picking up six wickets, before Hampshire reached 70 for 1 when play was abandoned for the day.

Fourth day

Lancashire v Warwickshire - no play possible
Yorkshire v Middlesex - no play possible

Division Two

Second day

Only 11 overs were possible on the second day at Leicester as Somerset progressed from 90 for 3 to 113 for 5 against Leicestershire. Nick Walker made the early breakthrough, bowling Keith Parsons before play was abandoned due to bad light at 17.15BST.

Fourth day

Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire - no play possible

Essex were saved by the rain on the final day against Worcestershire at New Road. Worcestershire, seeking promotion, took three Essex wickets on a stop-start day to leave them wobbling on 116 for 4 before the rains fell to frustrate the home side, the match petering into a draw.