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Heavy rain causes day one of Lancashire v Essex to be abandoned

PUBLISHED: 13:39 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:40 05 September 2017

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Heavy rain left the outfield waterlogged and prevented any play at all on the first day of the Specsavers County Championship Division One match between Lancashire and Essex at Emirates Old Trafford today.

The game between the two sides at the top of the table was due to start at 10.30am but an early lunch was taken at noon and any hope of play on the first day was ended when the umpires inspected the sodden conditions with the Lancashire groundsman, Matt Merchant, and abandoned play at 12.50pm.

Essex came into the game holding a 36-point lead over their hosts and would not be disadvantaged were this game to be completely ruined by rain. Both sides have four matches to play in September as they attempt to secure the most prestigious trophy in domestic cricket.

Although he is recovering from a back spasm, Mohammed Amir was named in Essex’s 14-man squad for this match. However, no decision has yet been made as to whether or not Amir will be in the 11 selected to play.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is keen to add some Championship experience to his relegation-battling squad as soon as possible in January. In part one of this feature, STUART WATSON looks at some midfielders who fit the bill.

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Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is leaving no stone unturned in his search for January reinforcements.

Ipswich Town are committed to signing loan player Janoi Donacien on a permanent deal once his immigration status is rubber stamped.

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Former Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has been appointed director of football at League Two club Swindon Town.

Mark Heath, Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Ipswich Hospital patients were treated to a visit from the stars of Ipswich Town as they made their annual trip to give out presents on the wards.

Ipswich Town’s Under 23s drew 3-3 with QPR at Playford Road this afternoon. Andy Warren cast an eye over the Young Blues.

Trevoh Chalobah is confident he can help fill the void left following Cole Skuse’s knee injury.

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