Cricket - No play before lunch at Edgbaston

Defending champions Warwickshire remained frustrated in the pavilion this morning as they were unable to take the field against Derbyshire.

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Cricket - No play before lunch at Edgbaston

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There was no play before lunch at Edgbaston today

The Bears are still on the 14 without loss they were on at the close of play on Wednesday's opening day, with the whole of yesterday's play washed out by the weather.

Today's situation looked little better and although play had not been called off for the day, the sides will no doubt already be thinking of the draw, with Warwickshire still 212 behind Derbyshire.

The weather was also making its presence felt in other Division One games, with no balls bowled at either Headingley or the Riverside.

The home sides will no doubt be grateful for the break, with both Yorkshire and Durham struggling in their respective matches against Sussex and Somerset.

The Tykes are 27 for one in their second innings and in arrears of 233, while Durham are rocking on 92 for eight with a lead of 210.

There was play at Trent Bridge, however, as John Simpson gave Middlesex a handy lead over Nottinghamshire.

The visitors started the day on 297 for six - an advantage of 19 - but thanks to Simpson they moved clear. The lunch break was put on hold as he chased a third first-class century during a last-wicket partnership with Tim Murtagh. His 96 had got his side to 74 runs in front on 252 for nine.

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