Rain duly came to Gloucestershire's rescue at Kent as the hosts were forced to settle for a draw in Division Two.
Gloucestershire keeper Gareth Roderick scored a brilliant, career-best 152no on Friday as the visitors closed on 307-9, still 91 runs behind.
Rain had been forecast for the final day Saturday, and it duly fell, ensuring Roderick's heroics were not in vain - no play was possible.
The umpires, Neil Bainton and David Millns, sent the players for an early lunch at 12.30pm but, with rain still falling, had little option but to call the game off at 3pm.
Gloucestershire - who picked up five points - remain just about in promotion contention in fourth place, whilst Kent (seven points) remain second from bottom.