Cricket: Concern over Yorkshire ace

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The Roses clash between Yorkshire and Lancashire was abandoned as a draw with no play possible on day four at Headingley.

The visitors had been looking to build on their overnight 48 for three, a lead of 130 despite Tim Bresnan’s figures of three for nine, but miserable conditions in Leeds put paid to that and the game was abandoned less than 20 minutes after the scheduled start.

Lancashire’s first-innings 325 helped them to 11 LV= Championship points from the fixture, to Yorkshire’s nine. For both teams, it was their third draw in six Division One games this season.

Yorkshire later confirmed paceman Ryan Sidebottom was having a scan on a hamstring injury suffered during the match, an injury which could keep him out of the match at Northamptonshire which starts on Saturday.

“We’re hoping there’s not much there, and it’s certainly not a long-term injury by any stretch,” Jason Gillespie said on the club’s website. “We’re hopeful he’ll be back sooner rather than later. We’re hoping he’ll be back very soon.

“If the scan comes back and there’s something there, it won’t be a long-term injury.

“If someone does a hamstring properly, they are out for four weeks. We’re certainly not anticipating anything near that.”