YORKSHIRE and Nottinghamshire were frustrated by the weather as their Royal London one-day Cup clash at Emerald Headingley was washed out without a ball bowled.

Persistent rain throughout the day meant a point apiece, with umpires Ian Blackwell and Jeff Evans calling things off at 3.30pm.

At the halfway stage in the North Group, added to this no result, Yorkshire have won one and lost two - the latter two being their last two home fixtures against Warwickshire and Worcestershire - and champions Notts have won two and lost one.

Yorkshire captain Steve Patterson said: “After the last couple of games, we wanted to get back out there and try to turn things around and get back on track with some positive results.

“With only three qualifying from each group, it’s going to be harder than it has been in previous years.

“To be halfway through the competition with only one win is going to make it hard.

“You’d assume we probably need to win all four from here, certainly three of them, to have a chance.

“It makes every game like a must win or a knockout game I suppose.

“At the end of the day, we know we’ve been below par.

“If we play the cricket we’re capable of, like we did at Durham, we will win games of cricket. It’s just unfortunate we haven't put both sides of the game together.”

Nottinghamshire captain Steven Mullaney said: “We’d seen the forecast and thought it would clear. Both sides wanted to play, and it was a big game.

“We’ve played some good cricket so far, but we’ve had two good wins and still not hit our straps in all facets of the game. That stands us in good stead moving forwards.

“There’s a long way to go with other results going on at the minute. All we can do is focus on ourselves going into the next game, which is Warwickshire at home on Sunday.

“I’m anticipating quite a big crowd at Trent Bridge. It’s our first game there in this competition this year, so I’m looking forward to it. We’re going to have to be at our best to win.

“Rumours are that we could get 10,000 in, which is massive for a 50-over game. It’s a pound a ticket, so get yourselves down and get behind us.”

Yorkshire’s next outing is against Leicestershire Foxes at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road on Sunday when England fast bowler Liam Plunkett, who should have played here, will make his return to county colours after six weeks at the Indian Premier League.

Notts, meanwhile, host Warwickshire at Trent Bridge tomorrow. It is Family Day at Trent Bridge, with a crowd in the region of 10,000 possible. Chris Woakes is available for the visitors.

Both matches start at 11am.