Flood fears at New Road
Worcestershire are set to go on flood watch after the abandonment of their Championship match with Nottinghamshire at rain-battered New Road.
Although the Environment Agency has not issued immediate alerts for Worcester, the weekend rain is certain to top up the local rivers.
Club officials anticipate at least a 48-hour wait before the Severn - which flows directly past New Road - reaches its peak level.
The Severn has flooded New Road to devastating affect before, most recently in 2007.
The final day washout against Nottinghamshire killed off the visitors' plans to set up a finish. With Neil Edwards on 49 not out, they closed 174 ahead on Saturday after making 88 for two in their second innings.
Although Nottinghamshire are considerably better off with two wins so far - including an opening success when Worcestershire went to Trent Bridge - both counties are looking for a greater output from their batsmen.
Nottinghamshire have managed only one batting bonus point from their four matches and Worcestershire have none at all after posting a top score of 157 in the first innings of their three games.
This is counter balanced by a 100% return from their bowlers in dismissing Notts for 243 and 118, home and away, and Surrey for 140 at the Kia Oval.