Play washed out at Northwood

No play was possible on the opening day of the County Championship clash between Middlesex and Sussex after persistent rain fell on Northwood.

Several inspections were made at the Merchant Taylors' School before the umpires finally ended any hopes of a ball being bowled shortly after 3.30pm.

Middlesex currently top the Division One standings with four victories from their opening six matches, while Sussex have won twice so far this season.