Nottinghamshire’s final Specsavers County Championship match of the season against Surrey at The Kia Oval was drawn after rain washed away the chance of any play on the fourth day.

Heavy overnight rain, which has been a feature of the previous 48 hours, had again left the outfield saturated.

Despite the best efforts of the groundstaff, further infrequent showers left the umpires with no option but to call off the contest.

Surrey, who had scored 402 for six declared in their first innings, take a total of 10 points from the contest and finish in sixth spot in Division One.

Nottinghamshire’s season comes to an end with the addition of seven points.

Steven Mullaney, the Notts skipper, was on the outfield when the decision came to call it off.

“It was unfit,” he agreed. “I went out there with Ben Foakes (Surrey captain) and there were areas of the run-ups and other areas around the ground where it wasn’t fit.

“Obviously with nothing on the game, there was no point in risking any injury, so common sense prevailed.

“It’s nice to draw a line under the championship season and the re-building for next season will start next week.

"We'll have a couple of days for the end-of-season awards but next week we’ll sit down and start looking ahead to 2020.”


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