Welcome back to the county circuit, where life goes on behind the bombast and brilliance, and rain, relentless rain, of the World Cup.
Here is the soggy scene at Worcester
Luckily, there is no game at New Road, though lots of counties have scheduled this week for festival games – Radlett is holding its first ever Championship game, Kent entertain at Tunbridge Wells and York holds its first game of first-class cricket for 129 years.
Four games start today, two – Middlesex v Glamorgan and Essex v Hampshire -started yesterday. At Chelmsford Simon Harmer decimated Essex and Sam Robson batted out two soggy sessions against Glamorgan.
day two Chelmsford: Essex 147-3 (Bopara 50 not out) v Hampshire 118 all out (Harmer 5-23)
Tunbridge Wells: Kent v Nottinghamshire
York: Yorkshire v Warwickshire
Radlett: Middlesex 151-3 (Robson 85 not out) v Glamorgan
Derby: Derby v Lancashire
Grace Road: Leicestershire v Gloucestershire