Worcestestershire suffered weather frustration on the day Specsavers County Championship Division One cricket returned to Blackfinch New Road for the clash with Nottinghamshire.

The two teams had been promoted from Division Two last season with Worcestershire ending up as champions after winning their last four games of the campaign.

But heavy rain started to fall from early this morning and ruled out the prospect of any play before lunch.

With pools of water on the outfield, the prospects of any play today were looking bleak.

Worcestershire wil be forced into one change from the side beaten away to Hampshire and Somerset with Steve Magoffin ruled out with a hamstring strain.

England paceman Stuart Broad is set to make his first appearance of the campaign for Nottinghamshire since the tour of New Zealand.