Washout at County Ground

Rain meant there was no play on the first day of the LV= County Championship Division Two match between Essex and Gloucestershire.

Essex, who are unbeaten in 11 Championship visits to Gloucestershire, sit third in the table after a win over Derbyshire and a hard-earned draw at Surrey.

Gloucestershire, meanwhile, are looking for their first victory of the season after defeat to Hampshire and a draw at Glamorgan.