The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. And leave us nothing but grief and pain, for promised joy!
And so it proved the case on Tuesday in La Manga.
The decision to host the interpro openers in the normally sunny Spanish resort seemed like a good way to ensure competitive cricket ahead of next week's ODI's.
Alas, torrential weekend rain saw the rain seep under the covers, making the pitch soft and the adjacent pitches unusable.
The outfield too was less than ideal, so despite a dry Tuesday, umpires Roly Black and Paul Reynolds called off the game after an early lunch break.
Warriors and Lightning share the points, and move on.
Wednesday sees Warriors take on the Knights, while on Thursday Lightning face the Knights.