Aces lose day two to rain in Rangiora
There was some hope of play on day two of the Aces Plunket Shield match against Canterbury in Rangiora. After morning rain cleared, ground-staff put in serious work to ready the outfield for play.
Umpires were due to inspect the ground in the afternoon. Undfortunately, the rain returned, and play was abandoned.
With the forecast suggesting the rain will clear overnight, the pressure will be on both teams to get a result in the remaining two days.
Canterbury will resume their first innings at 143/3 – Stephen Murdoch on 54, and Leo Carter on 15.
Image credit: Photosport.co.nz