MORE rain frustrated Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with no play possible before lunch on day four of their Bob Willis Trophy clash at Emerald Headingley.

Yorkshire felt they had an outside chance of claiming victory given a full final day, even though Derbyshire were on the cusp of avoiding the follow-on at 198 for six in reply to a first-innings 400 for six declared.

Now, should play begin this afternoon, it will purely be an exercise in accruing bonus points for the two leading sides in the North Group.

Yorkshire need three more wickets to secure a maximum haul of 16 points for a draw which has so far seen more than 100 overs wiped out.

Derbyshire led the group by four points from Yorkshire at the start of this round, and they will need to get to 250 for a second batting point to add to the two bowling points they achieved in order to avoid giving up top spot to their opponents.

An early lunch has been called for 12.30pm, with an inspection at 12.45pm given the rain has now stopped and the mopping up process has begun.