Torrential rain prevented any further play in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two match between Durham and Northamptonshire, resulting in the contest ending in a draw at Emirates Riverside.

No play was possible on day three as the weather closed in, leaving the outfield sodden. The rain continued through the night and into Thursday morning. The decision was made early on day four to abandon the match.

Northamptonshire remain in ninth place in the Division Two table after collecting 10 points, while Durham are one spot below them, residing on the bottom after earning nine points from the contest.

Durham's Chris Rushworth admitted: "It's frustrating when the rain comes. Looking back though we didn't play our best cricket in the first two days. Brydon Carse and Ben Raine pulled us out of trouble in our first innings and then we weren't really at the races with the ball. Realistically we should have been pushing for a lead after the first two days. There are some good things to come from the game, but when you miss two days due to rain, it is quite frustrating."