NatWest Pro40 - Division Two
Middlesex Crusaders 10-0 v Warwickshire Bears
The NatWest Pro40 Division Two fixture between Warwickshire and Middlesex was washed out after just two overs at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire skipper Tim Ambrose, leading the side as Ian Westwood was ill, won the toss and opted to field first - only to see play halted by heavy rain after just one legitimate delivery.
The players reappeared after an hour-long stoppage and the match was reduced to a 34-overs-a-side contest.
But only 11 further balls were possible before the rain returned with Middlesex 10-0 and both openers - Nick Compton and Dawid Malan - unbeaten on four.
The groundstaff worked hard but a further shower just before a 7.30pm inspection left umpires George Sharp and Trevor Jesty with no alternative but to abandon.
It was particularly frustrating for Warwickshire's James Ord, who made a wasted 400-mile round trip to make his competitive debut for the county.
The 21-year-old was summoned from a one-day second team game against Durham at Ropery Lane in Chester-le-Street to cover for Westwood.
Ord, the grandson of the late Jimmy Ord, who was a member of Warwickshire's 1951 County Championship-winning squad, was 41 not out when he got the call to dash to Birmingham and immediately ended his innings.
He arrived at Edgbaston only 40 minutes before the start but touched the ball only once during the brief passage of play that was possible.
He then had to pack his bags and make the long return journey to Durham to get ready for a three-day Second XI Championship match, which gets under way at the Riverside on Wednesday.