Precipitation all but washed out the final three days of the Wellington Firebirds' Plunket Shield clash with the Stags at Karori Park.
Day four ended at mid afternoon, following a washout on day three and barely 15 minutes' play on day two.
The draw means the Wellington Firebirds remain third on the Plunket Shield table with one round to go behind likely winners the Northern Knights.
The points table after nine rounds is: Northern Knights 92; Auckland Aces 77; Wellington Firebirds 75; Central Stags 71; Canterbury Wizards 54; Otago Volts 41
The Firebirds head to Dunedin to play their final match against the Volts, from next Monday to Thursday.
Day Two: Wellington captain Grant Elliott placed team above self when
declaring his side’s first innings at an imposing 501 for six against Plunket
Shield rivals Central Districts.
Elliott left himself stranded on 188 not out at Karori Park, 12 runs short of a
maiden first-class double century and just eight shy of his career best score.
It ended a lean trot for the 32-year-old, who resumed the second day of the
ninth round match on 145 after sharing substantial stands yesterday with Luke
Ronchi (111) and Luke Woodcock (81).
Wellington returned to the suburban ground, this country’s newest first-class
venue, at an already healthy 437 for six and continued to deny the Stags any
success as Elliott and Harry Boam pushed on.
By the time Elliott declared Boam had made 34 as the Stags bowlers were made to
sweat under heavy cloud while Elliott’s big score included 18 fours and one six
off 188 balls in 398 minutes.
Three bowlers conceded at least 100 runs, including Zimbabwe medium-fast
merchant Kyle Jarvis, who was the most successful of the attack with three for
100 off 23 overs.
Central Districts had barely started their response when bad light then rain
curtailed the action, the visitors having reached one without loss off nine
The match is scheduled to resume at 10am on Tuesday.