YORKSHIRE and Nottinghamshire were forced to settle for a point apiece as rain ruined last night's Vitality Blast clash at Emerald Headingley.

Rain earlier in the day and then starting again within two hours of the scheduled start time of 6.30pm put paid to the chances of any cricket. Umpires Ian Blackwell and Peter Hartley called the game off at 7.45pm.

Yorkshire batsman Harry Brook said: "It’s extremely frustrating. All the lads are looking forward to playing in this competition so much.

“I didn’t even know it was supposed to rain. It didn’t feel like it was going to stop.

“It’s a shame because it’s been a really good week for sport in general if you also add the Wimbledon tennis finals to England winning the World Cup.

“From our point of view, you’d also add us beating Somerset in the Championship into that.

“It was a good win for us in the week because Somerset were top of the league. It brought us a lot of confidence going into this competition.”

While this was Yorkshire’s North Group opener, Notts were aiming to bounce back from Thursday's defeat against champions Worcestershire at Trent Bridge.

Yorkshire’s disappointment was keenly felt given this is always a particularly popular home fixture for them, with a poor forecast all week putting paid to the chances of a crowd upwards of 10,000.

It would also have been a frustration for new overseas signing Nicholas Pooran, the West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman who has signed on for the first five games before resuming international duties.

He will now hope to debut in Saturday's clash with Derbyshire at Chesterfield. His only home game will be Thursday’s Roses clash with Lancashire.

Notts’ wait to end a winless streak which extends to all competitions will now go into its 12th week, with their next game against Northamptonshire at Trent Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Their last win in any format was against Northants in the final group game of the Royal London one-day Cup at Wantage Road on May 6.