After Nottinghamshire's two-day match with Northamptonshire scheduled for today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) was called off, the players at least got the chance to get in some 'in the middle' practice at Lady Bay.
Much of the outfield was unused and nets put up to keep the ball close to the wicket as batsman and bowlers were put through their paces in sunny but cold conditions.
Samit Patel and Riki Wessels returned after their stints in the Pakistan Super League, while a number of Academy players including Liam Pattinson-White, Tom Keast and Chris Gibson were also involved.
Seam Bowler Jake Ball said: "Getting in outdoor practice before the start of the season is very useful for me after spending a lot of the winter out in Australia in completely different conditions."
You can see pictures from the practice session in our gallery below.
The City Ground forms the backdrop for practice
Chris Nash plays off the back foot
Luke Fletcher in delivery stride
View through the nets
Luke Wood and Samit Patel catch up
Jake Libby waits for his turn to bat
Jack Blatherwick loosens up
Jake Ball starts his run-up
Luke Fletcher steams in
Riki Wessels ready to bat
Peter Moores talks to his players
Paul Harrison and Matt Milnes are all smiles
Samit Patel enjoys a joke
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