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Warwickshire suffer more financial gloom

Somerset 59 for one v Warwickshire Match abandoned

Edgbaston's rain-blighted season continued with Warwickshire's Friends Life t20 match against Somerset washed out after only 7.1 overs were bowled.

Somerset reached 59 for 1 in the two brief passages of play that were possible between the showers before the finaL downpour arrived at 8.45pm.

The abandonment completed a bleak month for Warwickshire, who also had last week's 25,000 sell-out against Worcestershire washed out without a ball being bowled while three days of the England v West Indies Test two weeks ago were also lost to rain.

Warwickshire have only two home games remaining in the competition, both in the last two rounds of group matches, as Edgbaston has to be prepared for England's one-day international against Australia on July 4.

The abandonment left Warwickshire with just one win from their first five group matches and struggling to qualify for the quarter-finals.

The only wicket to fall was Peter Trego who top-edged a pull off Chris Wright and was well taken by wicketkeeper Richard Johnson running back towards the sightscreen.

Nick Compton cut Keith Barker for four and Craig Meschede got off the mark by hooking the same bowler for six but drizzle turned into heavy rain and the players left the field soon after with Somerset on 41 for 1 from 5.2 overs.

Play resumed 70 minutes later and the match was reduced to a 15 overs contest but only 11 more balls were bowled,

Middlesex 2nd innings Partnerships

1st2CJL RogersJL Denly
2nd17CJL RogersAM Rossington
3rd7DJ MalanAM Rossington
4th2NJ DexterAM Rossington
5th8GK BergNJ Dexter
6th43GK BergJA Simpson
7th9GK BergOP Rayner
8th49SP CrookOP Rayner
9th12OP RaynerTS Roland-Jones