THE LV= Insurance County Championship match between Kent and Essex at Canterbury ended in a draw after the weather wiped out the final day.

Heavy rain fell throughout and play was officially abandoned at 1pm.

Kent had ended day three on 342 for seven, trailing Essex’s first-innings total of 451 for five declared by 109, but a draw had always looked likely and in total 206 overs were lost across the four days.

The limited amount of cricket there was had been highly entertaining, with Nick Browne and Tom Westley scoring 159 and 148 respectively for the visitors and Zak Crawley responding with a brilliant 170 on day three, but conditions on Sunday started badly and had no realistic prospect of improving.

Essex take 12 points and Kent eight.