The last home match of the year for the Canterbury Kings has been abandoned at Mainpower Oval in Rangiora.
The day was meant to be the Canterbury King's chance to apply even more pressure on Auckland, but following just three overs of play, the match was abandoned.
After declaring on 485/6, Canterbury looked to be in the box seat late on Sunday with Auckland reeling at 57 for 5 at the end of the day's play.
A massive double century by Ken McClure set up the home side for a big total. Other notable contributions to the run tally include a ton from Cameron Fletcher and a 99 from Cole McConchie.
Play was abandoned during yesterday's morning session after umpires deemed the pitch to be unplayable.
Canterbury Kings assistant coach Brendan Donkers says there were signs the pitch wasn't fit for play.
"There were a couple of delivery this morning that indicated the pitch to be unplayable."