Two days of the Netherlands' ICC Intercontinental Cup match against the United Arab Emirates were lost to rain as the miserable summer in northern Europe claimed its latest victim.
The Dutch had been inserted after UAE captain Khurram Khan won the toss on Monday and they closed a shortened first day on 118 for three, with Wesley Barresi lighting up a dank day with an innings of 52 from 77 balls and adding 64 for the second wicket with stand-in captain Michael Swart.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named an 18-strong Women's training squad ahead of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
The players will prepare for the tournament, which gets underway on 26th September when South Africa take on hosts Sri Lanka, also facing New Zealand and the West Indies.
Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis and Jacques Rudolph all hit half centuries as South Africa's middle-order took the opportunity to find some form ahead of next week's first Test. Kent hit back later in the day, taking the last five wickets to fall for just 49 runs, with their openers then impressing against the tourists' new ball attack.
England have recalled Ravi Bopara and James Anderson to a 13-man squad ahead of the first Test against South Africa, which begins on 19th July at the Kia Oval.
Bopara replaces Jonathan Bairstow, who played all three Tests against the West Indies, while Anderson returns having missed the final Test at Edgbaston with a thigh injury.
Play was abandoned for the day shortly after lunch on the second day of the South Africans' final warm-up match ahead of the first Test. The tourists faced 22 overs and progressed from their overnight 31 for one to 108 for two.
The South Africans fought back following a difficult first session to bowl Kent out for 210 on the first day of their second warm-up match ahead of Thursday's first Test at The Oval. Stand-in Kent captain Sam Northeast and England Under-19 opener Daniel Bell-Drummond added 81 for the first wicket and played some delightful shots against what is expected to be the tourists' bowling attack for the opening Test match. They were parted shortly before lunch, with Northeast falling for 35 to Dale Steyn.
South Africa have been forced to withdraw fast-bowler Marchant de Lange from their squad for the three Test matches against England. He sustained a lower back injury during the Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe last month and has not recovered as quickly as was originally hoped.
Afghanistan clung on for a draw on the final day of their ICC Intercontinental Cup match at Rathmines, Dublin. Ireland had begun the day on 126 for two in reply to the visitors' woeful first innings total of 84, and they lost Alex Cusack early on for 38. However, Gary Wilson (73 from 100 balls) and Andrew White (62 not out from 89) added 119 from just 155 balls for the fourth wicket to allow stand-in captain Kevin O'Brien to declare with his side 167 runs to the good.
Former Cricket South Africa (CSA) President Ali Bacher has paid tribute to Mark Boucher, who was forced to retire from international cricket due to injury earlier this week.
Boucher suffered a serious eye injury during South Africa's tour game against Somerset and talking to CNN World Sport, Bacher says the wicket-keeper will go down as one of South Africa's 'greatest ever cricketers'.
Thami Tsolekile has been called up to South Africa's touring squad in England as a replacement for retired wicket-keeper Mark Boucher.
Boucher was forced to call time on his international career after suffering a ruptured left eyeball during the drawn tour game against Somerset.
Hashim Amla and JP Duminy scored half-centuries as South Africa drew their two-day tour game against Somerset in Taunton following a day of high emotion.
The eye injury suffered by wicket-keeper Mark Boucher on the opening day eventually led to him retiring from international cricket during the course of the day's play, with his team-mates past and present paying tribute as the day wore on.
South African wicket-keeper Mark Boucher has been forced to retire from international cricket due to the eye injury he picked up playing against Somerset at Taunton.
His left eyeball was ruptured after he was struck by a bail on the opening day of the tour match and after he underwent surgery, he has called time on his international career.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that wicket-keeper Mark Boucher will play no further part in the tour of England after he suffered a ruptured left eyeball.
Boucher was struck by a bail on the opening day of the two-day warm-up match against Somerset and was taken to hospital for surgery.
The South Africans endured a difficult start to their tour of England, losing Mark Boucher to injury and seeing Somerset have the better of most of day one of their two-day match in Taunton.
The home side, boosted by centuries from James Hildreth and Peter Trego, declared on 312 for eight and then took two wickets although South Africa recovered to close in 96 for two.
The talking stops soon - today, in fact - and South Africa hit balls in anger as they begin their tour of England. Perhaps with England's recent success in Australia in mind, they play a pair of warm-up matches ahead of the opening Test on 19th July.
With the bulk of England's Test side still concerned with finishing off a struggling Australian side, there is a slight danger that it will be South Africa's players who will head into the series with better preparation behind.
The Scotland-Canada One-Day Internationals have been moved from Edinburgh to Ayr due after Citylets Grange was flooded following heavy rainfall.
The nearby river Leith burst its bank, leaving the ground in an unplayable condition and the switch comes after the four-day Intercontinental Cup clash was abandoned with a ball being bowled at Uddingston Cricket Club.
Surrey wicket-keeper Gary Wilson has been included as a late addition to Ireland's ICC Intercontinental squad for the match against Afghanistan.
Wilson has been in good form for both Surrey and Ireland and adds vital experience ahead of the clash at Rathmines.
Both Scotland and Canada have named their squads for the ICC Intercontinental Cup clash between the two sides which begins on 4th July.
The teams will then play two World Cricket League One-Day Internationals in Ediinburgh on 9th and 11th July.