NO play was possible on the final day of the drawn Roses County Championship fixture between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Emerald Headingley due to a wet outfield.

Umpires Ian Gould and Nigel Llong inspected the problematic Emerald Stand End of the ground, which also forced the abandonment of yesterday’s play 7.2 overs into the afternoon, coming immediately after young fast bowler Dom Leech suffered a horror injury in the outfield.

Gould, Llong and both coaches and captains were involved in lengthy early morning discussions, and play was called off just after 10am.

Both counties had already qualified for the late season top group in the Championship before this final round Group Three fixture, which has seen two days abandoned completely and only 23.2 overs bowled on day three.

Lancashire were 411-2 in the game's only innings.

The carrying forward of points was the reason this fixture was of major importance.

Yorkshire finish this fixture with eight points to Group Three winners Lancashire’s 11.

Having won the reverse fixture at Emirates Old Trafford in late May, Lancashire will carry forwards 16.5 points and Yorkshire 4.5 into the top group when four more games will be played to decide the county champions and the Bob Willis Trophy finalists.

Yesterday’s third day was abandoned due to unsafe conditions, though the decision was not a direct consequence of the leg injury suffered by Yorkshire’s young fast bowler Dom Leech while fielding on the boundary in front of the Western Terrace.

The White Rose county released an update on his condition this morning, saying: “Dom Leech has dislocated a joint at the side of his left knee.

“An X-ray has shown no broken bones, and Leech will have an MRI scan today. The fast bowler is scheduled to see a specialist tomorrow.”