No play possible on day four

Somerset’s season ended in frustrating fashion on the final day of this LV= Insurance County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Hoping to resume on 90 for two in their second innings, Somerset and indeed their hosts, were frustrated by the weather once again as this match ended in a draw.

Despite sunshine and seemingly favourable conditions, overnight rain had made areas of the outfield unplayable and the players shook hands just after 12:30pm.

Somerset take eight points from the match whilst the hosts claimed nine.

At the conclusion of the game, Somerset skipper Tom Abell said: “Obviously it is an anti-climax and not how any of us would want to finish the season, but there are areas over the far side of the square that are like a bog.

“It is a lovely day and the temptation was to try and get some cricket this afternoon but I think we were all in agreement that it was unfit and probably unsafe.

“We had lengthy discussions because we wanted to try and get some play in today, but ultimately the reality is that the field was unfit and very boggy in certain areas.

“It is obviously not ideal and I know there is frustration among the spectators but the ground has taken a lot of rain over the last three weeks and there was a lot of overnight rain so it is a safety issue.”