YORKSHIRE and Lancashire endured further weather frustration as their Bob Willis Trophy clash at Emerald Headingley finished in a rain-soaked draw.

Umpires Peter Hartley and James Middlebrook decided to abandoned the final day at 10.30am with the rain teeming down and puddles on the outfield.

It was a far cry from the sun-soaked scene of 12 months ago to the day at Headingley when Ben Stokes brilliantly won the third Ashes Test for England against Australia.

A total of 212 overs were lost across the four days of the penultimate round North Group fixture, which was unable to complete its first innings.

Lancashire finished on 195-5 replying to Yorkshire’s 260, with Adam Lyth’s 103 for the hosts the standout performance of a match which saw 10 players make their maiden first-class Roses appearance.

Yorkshire will head into the final round of group games, starting on September 6, second in the North Group behind Derbyshire and very much in the race for a Lord’s final berth.

Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale said after the game: “I think we’re in a good place.

“Winning the first two games, that was fantastic. We probably had the better of the draw against Derby, we were driving that game. Had it not been for the weather, we could have pushed on.

“This game has been evenly matched given the players missing and the young ones coming into the sides.

“Going into the last round of fixtures, we’ve still got a chance of getting to Lord’s.

“I’m really pleased with the way it’s gone for us so far.”