YORKSHIRE and Leicestershire suffered more weather frustration as their fourth Vitality Blast North Group fixture was washed out without a ball bowled at Emerald Headingley last night.

Heavy rain from early afternoon into the evening meant umpires Rob Bailey and Ian Ramage called the contest off approximately 10 minutes after the scheduled 6.30pm start time, by which time the outfield was covered in puddles.

This was Yorkshire’s second No Result in four matches after last Thursday’s opener here fell foul to the weather. They have also won one and lost one.

Speaking after the game was abandoned, Yorkshire all-rounder Jordan Thompson said: “It’s been a very unsettled group so far, which is frustrating.

“But, looking at the table, there’s still a long way to go. Six games and 12 points to play for, and we certainly back ourselves to qualify from here.

“We’ve still got a couple of tough games to come against Lancashire after the final Bob Willis game (against Leicestershire), but against Notts we did some good things and gained confidence even though we probably should have won the game.

“We should have got 10-15 more runs, which would have made it easier for us with the ball.

“There are certainly a lot of positives to take from that and the other game we won against Derby.”

Leicestershire, meanwhile, have now had three No Results - this one and against Lancashire (Saturday) and Derbyshire (last Thursday). They remain unbeaten having won their other fixture, against Durham at Headingley on Monday.

Both are back in action tomorrow. Yorkshire travel to Durham (6.30pm), when Joe Root will make his final appearance before returning to England duty for the three-match one-day international series against Australia.

Leicestershire travel to Trent Bridge (6pm) to face group leaders Nottinghamshire.

These two sides meet again at Headingley on Sunday in the final round of the Bob Willis four-day Trophy.