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Day three a washout at Lord's

The third day of Middlesex’s LV= County Championship Division One match against Nottinghamshire was called off without a ball being bowled on a frustratingly wet day at Lord's.

Middlesex were due to resume their first innings at 96 for no wicket in reply to Nottinghamshire’s 430 for seven declared, with Chris Rogers on 67 and opening partner Sam Robson 28, but persistent drizzle denied them the opportunity before the umpires called it a day at 4:15pm.

With a lead of 334, Nottinghamshire are in a position to do an overnight deal with Middlesex if they want to try and force a positive result on the final day.

However, the weather forecast for London suggests more rain – and plenty of it – is due to fall. A draw would end third-placed Middlesex’s mathematical hopes of being able to finish as champions, but the additional three points for the draw would be useful for Notts, who began this round of games still in danger of being dragged into the two relegation places at the bottom of Division One.

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