Rain prevents play at Canterbury
Rain prevents play at Canterbury

The second day of Kent’s Specsavers County Championship clash with Hampshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Canterbury.

Heavy overnight rain continued throughout the morning and though match umpires Ian Gould and Ben Debenham inspected at 1pm and 1.40pm when the showers briefly abated, the rain returned soon afterwards leading to their abandonment just before 2pm.

Hampshire will hope to resume their first innings on 80 for three, a deficit of 67, on Wednesday morning at 10.30am, although forecasters have warned of further rain in the region.