Rain rules at Headingley

Headingley

Headingley - The prospect of play at Headingley looked bleak following torrential morning rain  

Headingley

Headingley - A young fan braves the elements  

Headingley fan

Headingley fan - Those without umbrellas are forced to take alternative action  

Headingley blotter

Headingley blotter - Once the rain finally relents, the groundstaff attempt to drain the surface  

Headingley

Headingley - However, despite their best efforts, vast pools of standing water remain.  

Tim Bresnan

Tim Bresnan - With no prospect of immediate play, Bresnan takes the opportunity to try his hand as a cameraman  

Andrew Strauss & Ramnaresh Sarwan

Andrew Strauss & Ramnaresh Sarwan - Strauss and Sarwan await news on a possible start time  

Headingley

Headingley - The groundstaff continue their efforts to drain the ground  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - The England skipper takes a closer look at the condition of the outfield  

Steve Davis & Nigel Llong

Steve Davis & Nigel Llong - Umpires Davis and Llong walk from the field having decided there is no chance of play  

Headingley

Headingley - The unfortunate news is relayed to the crowd  

Matt Prior & Stuart Broad

Matt Prior & Stuart Broad - The England team attempt to cheer up the spectators by signing autographs  

James Anderson

James Anderson - Although James may wish he had stayed in the dressing room!  

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