Damp end for Aussies
Final day of tour match washed out at Edgbaston
Australia A's short tour of England ended in disappointment as the final day of the second unofficial Test against England Lions was washed out at Edgbaston.
Overnight rain topped up the already high water levels and umpires Neil Mallender and Tim Robinson decided to abandon the match as a draw after they made their second pitch inspection at 10.45am.
The washout followed another blank day on Wednesday and a further 41 overs were lost to rain and bad light on Thursday which meant that the match had still to take shape with England Lions 240-5 in their first innings in replay to Australia A's 308 for nine declared.
Four out of six days of senior international cricket at Edgbaston have also been lost to the weather in a soggy summer in Birmingham.
Three out of five days of England's third Test against West Indies in June were washed out as was the one-day international against Australia last month.
The last-day abandonment means that Australia A will return home without having won a game on their four-match tour.
Both unofficial Tests were drawn, as was their opening encounter against Derbyshire, and they were beaten by 19 runs by Durham at Chester-le-Street two weeks ago.
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