Opening Day of County Championship Action At Uxbridge Abandoned 

The playing surface was deemed too wet for any play on the opening day of Hampshire's contest with Middlesex at Uxbridge.

The opening day of the Specsavers County Championship Division One clash between reigning champions Middlesex and third-placed Hampshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to unfit playing conditions at Uxbridge Cricket Club.

Heavy rain on Monday evening ran down the slope at the Park Road sports complex and crept under the covers and sheets leaving umpires Graham Lloyd and Russell Evans with little option but to call things off after their second inspection at 11am.

Groundstaff had used heat lamps and a 'Supersopper' from the early hours in a bid to improve conditions but their efforts proved useless in the face of sodden conditions and heavy waterlogging.

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