The Metro Bank One-Day Cup Roses clash between Yorkshire Vikings and Lancashire was abandoned due to a wet pitch at Scarborough. 

Heavy rain throughout yesterday and into the evening made way for overcast conditions this morning, but water had got under the covers at the Peasholm Park End of the cut pitch.

The ground-staff attempted to dry the problem area by draping it in towels and going over it with the heavy roller. 

But, after four inspections, umpires Sue Redfern and Naeem Ashraf called the fixture off at 1.15pm. By that time, it was actually raining.  

It was Lancashire’s second successive no result to start their Group A campaign after Tuesday’s clash with Essex Eagles at Sedbergh was limited to 42 overs.

The hosts made 270-7 from 36 overs before Essex replied with 23-2 from six overs.

Yorkshire claimed their first point of the campaign after they lost their opener against champions Kent Spitfires at Scarborough on Tuesday by two runs on Duckworth Lewis Stern.

After posting 282-9 from their 50 overs, Kent limited Yorkshire to 117-4 in 17 overs - three runs short of victory.

This was more Roses frustration at Scarborough.

In the summer of 2020, a Championship clash between the two here was cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The following summer, ongoing social distancing rules forced another scheduled Championship match to be switched back to Headingley at the last minute.

The last time these two counties took the field at North Marine Road was in a 1991 Championship fixture which Yorkshire won. 

The Vikings are next in One-Day Cup action against Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Trent Bridge on Saturday.