There was frustration for fans and players at Canterbury as only 6.1 overs were possible on day two of the County Championship game between Kent and Hampshire.
In a significantly truncated evening session, Hampshire moved to 103-0, an eight lead.
Joe Weatherley is unbeaten at 47 and Fletcha Middleton is not eliminated at 43, but a combination of rain and high winds wiped out the first two sessions and most of the third.
Hampshire had finished day one on an unbeaten 89 in response to Kent’s 95, but they were unable to press their advantage as the heavens opened an hour before play began. Even when the rain stopped, skies remained ashen and high winds prevented the hosts from turning on their floodlights.
Tea was taken at 3.30pm BST, by which time the crowd consisted of three men in the Underwood-Knott stand wearing banana suits to celebrate a 40th birthday.
The game finally started, after several inspections, at 17:12, but the only significant chance came when Weatherley edged out Michael Hogan at second slip and Zak Crawley couldn’t hang onto an ankle hold.
Middleton produced an elegant cut from Wes Agar for four, to lead Hampshire past triple figures, but after just 27 minutes the light deteriorated again and although the referees were sternly optimistic lingering in the middle in hopes that things might improve, the game was eventually scrapped. for the day at 6:01 p.m.
Report provided by the ECB Reporters Network.