Worcestershire had to be content with a six point haul after heavy overnight rain led to the inevitable abandonment of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Lancashire at Blackfinch New Road.

Only 71.3 overs were bowled out of a possible 384 during the four days because of the elements.

Ground-staff carried out more mopping up operations after a brief break in the downpours.

But the rain soon returned and left umpires Rob Bailey and Mark Newell with no choice but to call the game off shortly after lunch at 1.05pm.

Worcestershire picked up one bowling point after collecting three Lancashire wickets plus five points for sharing the spoils with the Red Rose County.