It was a rainy day at the European Championships today in Spain with two matches abandoned completely and the remaining three reduced from the already short 10-over contests to 5-over thrashes. Belgium took advantage of being the only team to be able to play both their scheduled games and are now the only team with a 100% record.

The Norway v Sweden and Luxembourg v Spain matches were the games completely washed out, though the first of those did at least see a toss take place. After sterling work by the ground staff, the first of the three five-over contests began at 4pm, with Belgium putting Norway into bat. Raza Iqbal's 23 not out led the way for them as they scored 49-2. Mamoon Latif top scored with an unbeaten 21 in Belgium's reply, whilst Faisal Mehmood hit a boundary with his first ball to secure a seven wicket win with two balls to spare.

Later on, Belgium finished off the day against Luxembourg. After keeping their opponents to 45-4 after they chose to bat first, they got into a position where they needed 13 from seven balls to win. They did this easily, with Ali Raza hitting his first ball for a six followed by a four and a six by Sheikh Sheraz from the first two balls of the last over to secure a five wicket win.

In between those two matches was a higher scoring affair as hosts Spain took on Sweden. The hosts batted first after they were put in and promptly lost Awais Ahmed for a second ball duck. That was it for the wickets though as Hamza Saleem clubbed 44 from just 19 balls to help take his team to 72-1. Sweden fell short in their reply, managing 60-3 and losing by twelve runs.