After the first day of the three-day match between Namibia and Free State in Windhoek, the match was looking to be an evenly balanced affair. The visitors had reached 277/9 before they had to declare after 85 overs, and Namibia were on 54/1 at the close of play.

But then the rains came. Days two and three were washed out, and even if it had stopped raining for the one-day game, the outfield was so waterlogged play would have been impossible.

Namibia now have matches against Gauteng and Northerns to come, and with them rooted to the foot of their pool in both competitions, they are not going to be pushing for places in the play-offs as they were last season.