Northamptonshire and gloucestershire both clinched promotion to Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.
When news broke the play fourth-placed Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street, denying that the Welsh county the success and also had been abandoned for the day at the game between Durham their altitude was verified.
Umpires Mike Burns and David Millns then took the decision to abandon play after heavy rain again left the outfield below water.
Northamptonshire maintained seven points from a match that was drawn to finish second one place ahead of Gloucestershire, that took six things.
The hopes of beating Gloucestershire to the promotion spot of glamorgan stopped as states that prevented play on Wednesday failed to improve overnight, leaving the outfield progressively sodden.
The decision to call off the match was made by Even the umpires, despite a forecast in the day.