A tenure that had for so long lingered under a dark cloud concluded in poignant fashion as what is expected to be Peter Moores's final match of his second spell as England coach ended in a washout in the standalone one-day international against Ireland in Dublin.
Andrew Strauss, whose appointment as the new director of cricket is likely to be announced in the next few days, will relinquish Moores of his duties following a harrowing 12 months back in charge that included the group stage exit from the World Cup.
And the final match of his dismal tenure worked to typify his second jaunt as the head of English cricket with the contest abandoned after just 18 overs were bowled at The Village as the inclement conditions took over.
Umpires Mark Hawthorn and Ian Ramage eventually called the game off three hours after play had initially been halted and with no reserve day, the weather has denied England's experimental side an opportunity to impress ahead of the international summer.
England face New Zealand in two Test matches, five ODIs and on T20 match starting on 21 May and the game represents their final competitive outing before a summer that includes an Ashes grudge match against Australia.
After winning the toss and choosing to field, an England team bathed in debutants took four Irish wickets before the weather consigned the match to a no result.
Mark Wood and David Willey both took their first international wickets with the dismissals of Will Porterfield (7) and Andy Balbirnie (5) as England grabbed the upper-hand.
Paul Stirling (2) was run out by Jonny Bairstow and another debutant, James Vince, caught Niall O'Brien off the bowling of Tim Bresnan as Ireland slumped to 56 for 4 prior to the deluge of rain, representing an apt end to Moores's second coming.