Rain interferes at Stowe again

Only five balls were bowled on the opening day of Northamptonshire's Second XI Championship match against Essex at Stowe School.

Rain delayed the start until after lunch - following Tuesday's Trophy washout - and County openers Rob Keogh and Karanjit Bansal put 5 runs on the board before the weather closed in again.

The two sides will hope for better things on the second day of the match, on Thursday.

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