Only 33 overs of cricket were possible on the third day of Nottinghamshire’s Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.
The visitors made steady progress in that time, reaching 357 for five, before steady and persistent drizzle set in just after lunch and prevented any further play.
With one day of the match remaining, Yorkshire trail by 91 runs but have a further seven overs in which to score 43 more to secure maximum batting bonus points.
Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores believed the game was evenly poised before the rain intervened.
“It was set fair to be set up for a good day tomorrow," he said.
"We were still hoping to get a lead and I would think Yorkshire would have been thinking that they also could go on and get a lead, so it’s a shame.
“It’s a good cricket pitch that has been affected by the overheads. It’s much better to bowl on it when the cloud comes over and when the sun comes out it’s been better to bat on.”
Starting the day on 258 for four, with Tom Kohler-Cadmore, on 57, batting alongside Jonny Tattersall, Yorkshire made the most of two spurned opportunities as the fifth wicket pairing took their stand into three figures.
Tattersall was dropped at second slip by Steven Mullaney, when on 30, then saw Luke Wood put down a difficult diving effort at gully when he had made 38.
The wicket-keeper-batsman duly reached his second 50 of the season from 132 balls but then nicked Harry Gurney behind to Tom Moores, with the Notts wicket-keeper taking an excellent catch behind the stumps.
Kohler-Cadmore, who made four centuries during his time as a Worcestershire player, went past his previous Yorkshire best of 81 and had reached 92 by the stoppage.
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