Somerset’s hopes of a first Specsavers County Championship title appear remote after a wet outfield prevented any play on day three of their match against rivals Essex.
Joe Root has called on England to take advantage of Steve Smith’s concussion-enforced absence from the Headingley Test, while crossing his fingers Jason Roy does not miss out for the same reason.
England batsman Jason Roy has passed a concussion test after being hit in the nets ahead of the third Ashes contest at Headingley.
Essex retained their place as leaders of Specsavers County Championship Division One following a remarkable three-wicket win against Kent at Canterbury.
Worcestershire climbed to second in the Vitality Blast North Group with a dramatic three-run victory over Durham at Emirates Riverside.