Only eight overs were possible in the floodlit game at Chelmsford but Newell was not concerned about failing to get a result.

He said: ?Before the game started I thought anything we got would be a bonus and we?ve ended up with two more points.

?It?s not the end of the world. We now have the chance to go level with the group of teams on 22 points and that?s our target for the weekend.

?With four games left in such a tight division, we still have every chance of getting clear of relegation. The team have produced better performances as the season has gone on and I?m confident that will continue against Northants.?