There was no play on the first day of the LV= County Championship match between Worcestershire and Lancashire at New Road due to rain.
The rain arrived just before 10:30am and although an early lunch was taken at 12:30pm the rain continued to fall and the umpires, David Millns and Trevor Jesty, abandoned the day's play at 2:20pm.
Worcestershire were 219-6 at stumps on the second day of their LV= County Championship match against Lancashire at New Road.
Worcestershire made two changes from their previous match at Edgbaston, with James Cameron and Neil Pinner coming in to the side in place of Phil Hughes, playing for Australia A, and Brett D’Oliveira.
Lancashire won the toss and put Worcestershire into bat and, after a 15 minute delay due to rain, the home side lost their first wicket in the 3rd over when Daryl Mitchell (0) was caught by Simon Kerrigan, running in from square-leg, as he got an inside edge onto the pad off Glen Chapple and when Cameron was lbw to Kyle Hogg for 6 Worcestershire were 17-2 in the 12th over.
Matt Pardoe and Moeen Ali steadied the ship before the rain returned at 12:45pm, with the score on 33-2 in the 23rd over, and an early lunch was taken but after lunch the visitors took two further wickets as Pardoe was caught behind by Gareth Cross, diving to his left, off Chapple for 37 and Vikram Solanki (4) got an inside edge off Chapple through to Cross, who caught the ball one-handed when diving to his left, to leave the home side on 68-4 in the 34th over.
Ali and Pinner then added 40 for the fifth wicket until Ali was trapped lbw off Hogg for 35, with the score on 108-5 off 45 overs, and then Pinner and Joe Leach took Worcestershire to tea on 138-5 off 57 overs. After tea Pinner went to his maiden first-class 50, with an on-side boundary, off 100 balls, with 8 fours, and the two 21 year-olds showed no signs of fear as their sixth-wicket partnership reached 100.
As the light worsened their partnership was to end on 111 when Leach was bowled by Ajmal Shahzad for 46 off 141 balls, with 4 fours, just before the umpires, David Millns and Trevor Jesty, took the players off for bad light at 5:45pm, which brought an early end to proceedings, with Worcestershire on 219-6 off 90 overs, with Pinner unbeaten on 79 off 164 balls, with 11 fours.
The third day of the LV= County Championship match between Worcestershire and Lancashire at New Road was badly affected by the weather as 71 overs were lost to bad light and rain.
Worcestershire resumed at 11am on 219-6 but 8 minutes later the umpires took the players off for bad light after 2 overs of play, with 2 runs added to the score. Play resumed 40 minutes later and Worcestershire lost their seventh wicket on 223 when Neil Pinner was adjudged lbw off Glen Chapple for an excellent 82 off 190 balls, with 11 fours.
At 12:15pm the rain arrived, with Worcestershire on 224-7 off 98 overs, and play was delayed until 5:30pm, with 17 overs remaining in the day. When play resumed Gareth Andrew (12*) and Ben Scott (14*) added 27 more runs, to give the home side their second batting bonus point, as Worcestershire declared on 251-7 off 105.3 overs.
Lancashire then had to bat for 7 overs and Paul Horton (1*) and Luke Procter (9*) survived the bowling of Alan Richardson and Chris Russell as the visitors ended the third day on 10-0.
Worcestershire's LV= County Championship match against Lancashire at New Road was drawn as both sides seemed content to gain extra bonus points.
Lancashire started the day on 10-0 and had got to 31 when Paul Horton (15) edged to Daryl Mitchell at second slip off Gareth Andrew. 4 runs later Luke Procter (16) was bowled by Alan Richardson and then Andrew took the next wickets as Karl Brown (12) was trapped lbw, with the score on 47, and Ashwell Prince edged to Mitchell at second slip to leave the visitors on 60-4 in the 26th over.
Steven Croft and Andrea Agathangelou took Lancashire to lunch on 84-4 off 34 overs but after lunch Agathangelou (7) was caught behind by Scott off Richardson and then in the next over Croft (28) also edged behind to Scott off Andrew, with the score on 93-6 in the 38th over.
Gareth Cross and Kyle Hogg then added 58 for the seventh wicket until Hogg (14) edged to Mitchell at first slip off Moeen Ali and when Cross (39) was bowled by Joe Leach in the next over Lancashire were 151-8 in the 49th over. Glen Chapple and Ajmal Shahzad (28*) added 36 for the ninth wicket until Chapple (27) was stumped by Scott off Ali and then a last wicket stand of 29 was ended when Kerrigan (8) was also stumped by Scott off Ali as Lancashire were all out for 216 off 64 overs.
Andrew was the leading wicket-taker for Worcestershire, with 4-42 from 15 overs, Ali took 3-46 from 10 overs, Richardson finished with 2-53 from 23 overs and Leach ended up with 1-15 from 5 overs.
Worcestershire started their second innings after tea and Daryl Mitchell (16*) and Matt Pardoe (4*) took the score to 33-0 off 14 overs when the teams shook hands at 4:50pm.
Worcestershire ended up with 8 points from this match.
WORCESTERSHIRE (251-7d & 33-0) DREW WITH LANCASHIRE (216)