YORKSHIRE and Lancashire endured further weather frustration as their Bob Willis Trophy clash at Emerald Headingley finished in a rain-soaked draw.

Umpires Peter Hartley and James Middlebrook decided to abandoned the final day with the rain teeming down and puddles on the outfield.

It was a far cry from the sun-soaked scene of 12 months ago to the day at Headingley when Ben Stokes brilliantly won the third Ashes Test for England against Australia.

A total of 212 overs were lost across the four days of a penultimate round North Group fixture which was unable to complete its first innings.

Lancashire finished on 195-5 replying to Yorkshire’s 260, with Adam Lyth’s 103 for the hosts the standout performance of a match which saw 10 players make their maiden first-class Roses appearance.

Yorkshire will head into the final round of group games, starting on September 6, second in the North Group behind Derbyshire and very much in the race for a Lord’s final berth.

They host Leicestershire at Emerald Headingley.

Lancashire, meanwhile, are likely to head into their game with leaders Derbyshire at Liverpool still mathematically in contention.

However, it would require a miraculous set of results for them to qualify as one of the best two group winners from the North, Central and South.

Meanwhile, after ending a near two-year wait for a century yesterday, Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth spoke of his relief and delight.

Lyth’s 103 at Emerald Headingley was the feature of Yorkshire’s first-innings 260 before Lancashire responded with 195-5, including a wicket with his off-spinners.

“It was very, very pleasing to get to a hundred,” said the left-hander. “It has been a while since I last got one and quite frustrating.”