Wet conditions prevented any play at Derby on the scheduled third day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Heavy overnight rain forced an early decision that no play would be possible in the morning session and, although things brightened up a little in the afternoon, play was eventually called off at around 3.30pm with light drizzle still falling.
With one day of the match remaining, Nottinghamshire need nine wickets to secure their fifth straight championship win in Derbyshire.
When play begins on the final day, the home side will resume on 45-1 in their second innings, still 243 away from making Notts bat for a second time.
Despite his side being unable to get out onto the field, Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores expressed his delight that the match had progressed so quickly over the first two days.
“The fortunate thing is how well the game has accelerated because of how well we played, both with the ball and with the bat” he said.
“We did well to bowl them out for 220, which we thought was below par, and then obviously, how well Alex Hales played yesterday.
“He was well supported by Steven Mullaney and Chris Read and that meant that the game is in quite an advanced position, so we still feel, providing we can get out tomorrow, we are in a strong position to be able to try and force a win.”