THE weather was the winner as the Pro50 encounter between Western Warriors and the Caley Highlanders at Titwood was washed out.

Attempting to reach a revised target of 129 from 20 overs, the match was finally abandoned with the Highlanders on 43 for two off eight.

Earlier, the home troops made 231 after the Highlanders made the best possible start by grabbing a wicket with the opening delivery of the contest.

Safyaan Sharif, who has shaken off the effects of a foot injury, prompted Jurie Snyman to edge a catch to Chris Greaves.

Con de Lange, playing on his home ground, provided the backbone of the Warriors innings with a solid 71.

Richie Berrington was next top scorer with 36, while Adrian Neill (3-47) was the pick of the Caley attack.