Div One: Middlesex stay top

Middlesex remain top of LV= County Championship Division One despite a washout in their match against Sussex at Northwood.

Both teams take five points for the draw, which was confirmed without a ball bowled despite best efforts to dry out the pitch after three days of rain.

The Londoners are therefore 15 points clear of Somerset and Yorkshire.

Sussex occupy fifth place having won two, drawn three and lost one of their opening six fixtures.