Nottinghamshire's Head Coach, Peter Moores reflected on the fact that Nottinghamshire weren’t able to start their first class match against Cambridge MCCU but understood that everything possible had been done to try and get things underway.

“It’s frustrating,” he said. “They’d told us in the week that they had had a lot of rain and you have to give credit to the groundsman because he has worked really hard.

“It is close to being playable but just around the square there is standing water and the water table is so high that it won’t run away. There is nothing that we can do but go away and come back tomorrow. Fingers crossed we can get something in then but the forecast doesn’t look great.”

Moores added that his side were fully prepared to take to the field, either batting or bowling if necessary.

“We would have been happy to have a bash but the umpires have got to make a call and decide if it is safe to play and it’s not fit.

“We’d have been happy to bat or bowl but I think they’ve probably made the right call. It’s early season and there’s standing water.

“I feel for the groundsman because it’s a big game for Cambridge and it’s an important game for us, so there’s no lack of effort - it’s just not possible to play today because of the weather.”

Play is scheduled to begin at 11am tomorrow (Monday), weather permitting.


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