Scarborough Cricket Club were dealt a severe financial blow when the second day of Yorkshire’s LV= County Championship match against Gloucestershire at North Marine Road was washed out.
The club had seen 3,300, and 4,200 fans come through the doors on the first two days of the festival, but Wednesday’s wet wather will have damaged their hopes of a lucrative event.
The White Rose county suffered their 12th day without a ball being bowled this season to hold up their quest for an immediate return to the top-flight.
Yorkshire sit third in the second division, 10 points behind second-placed Hampshire, but their hopes of closing the gap on the north-east coast were reduced when umpires David Millns and Steve O’Shaughnessy had no option but to call it a day at 3.30pm.
Fortunately for Yorkshire they made good progress on the opening day and they will feel they can still go on to beat Gloucestershire if there are no further lengthy delays.
They bowled out their opponents for 215 and stand on 61 for two, still 154 runs adrift on the first innings.