Notts Outlaws saw their slim chances ofclaiming the NatWest Pro40 title shrink even further after their match withLancashire Lightning was washed out by rain.

A weather-front swept down from the northto leave Old Trafford soaked and although both teams were looking to play andtry and force a victory to stay in touch with leaders Worcestershire, the gamenever had a chance to get started.

The wash-out also meant there was no chancefor Ryan Sidebottom to get some match-practice as he bids to get back tofitness before returning to England duty.

Notts remain in second place above Sussexand Lancashire on run-rate, with all three sides having one game left.

They will only be able to overtakeWorcestershire if they win their final match against Sussex at Hove on SundaySeptember 16 and must hope that the Royals lose their last three fixtures.