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Edgbaston's rain-blighted season continued with Warwickshire's Friends Life t20 match against Somerset washed out after only 7.1 overs.

Somerset reached 59 for one in the two brief passages of play that were possible between the showers before a terminal downpour arrived at 8:45pm.

The abandonment soon followed to complete a bleak month for Warwickshire, who also had last week's 25,000 sell-out against Worcestershire washed out without a ball being bowled while three days of the Investec Test between England and West Indies two weeks ago were also lost to rain.

Warwickshire have only two home games remaining in the competition, both in the last two rounds of group matches as Edgbaston has to be prepared for England's NatWest Series one-day international against Australia on July 4.

The abandonment left Warwickshire with just one win from their first five group matches and struggling to qualify for the quarter-finals.

The only wicket to fall tonight was Peter Trego, who top-edged a pull off Chris Wright and was well taken by wicketkeeper Richard Johnson running back towards the sightscreen.

Nick Compton cut Keith Barker for four and Craig Meschede got off the mark by hooking the same bowler for six but drizzle turned into heavy rain and the players left the field soon after with Somerset on 41 for one from 5.2 overs.

Play resumed 70 minutes later and the match was reduced to a 15 overs-a-side contest but only 11 more balls were bowled, during which time Meschede off-drove Neil Carter for two boundaries to take Somerset past 50.

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