Lancashire CC were on track to beat Hampshire down on the south coast before rain spoiled play once again.

Keaton Jennings’ mammoth opening score of 172 had his side 117 runs up after the first innings, but the Lancashire captain did not make it out to bat in a second innings due to rain.

Early rainfall put an end to any hopes of the Lancashire attack firing through Hampshire on day four, with no play possible in the morning session.

Eventually play resumed, but an unbeaten 69 from Hampshire number three Nick Gubbins led to more rain later in the day and the match ending as a draw at 4.50pm.

Lancashire were awarded the larger share of the points with 13, whilst Hampshire have taken 12 points from the draw.

One shining light for Lancashire was the excellent performance of Nathan Lyon, who took three wickets in the first innings before battling hard in the rain to collect another two wickets on day four.

Rain continues to be a problem in the County Championship, with Lancashire yet to complete a full game.

Other teams are having similar issues, with the only completed match in Division One so far ending in a win for Exeter over Nottinghamshire at the beginning of April.