Worcestershire suffer Twenty20 washout

Worcestershire v Durham - Abandoned without a ball bowled

Durham's 450-mile round trip to New Road proved to be a wasted journey when their Friends Life t20 fixture with Worcestershire was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Steady rain set before the scheduled start and, despite the provision for an additional hour, umpires Nick Cook and Nigel Cowley took the call-off decision at 4.45pm.

Worcestershire chief executive David Leatherdale confirmed the club had taken out insurance cover for games in the competition.

It is the first time Worcestershire have had a 'no result' in a Twenty20 home match since the floods of 2007 forced them to move to Kidderminster in the second half of the summer.