The return of the T20 Blast came without the Rilee Rossouw show.
Rossouw, whose excellent recent form had him recalled by the Proteas for the T20I series in England, had a disappointing weekend, managing just five off six balls against Middlesex on Friday and four off two against Surrey on Sunday.
Dane Vilas made a golden duck against Worcestershire on Friday but bounced back with 42 off 21 balls (six fours and a six) against the Birmingham Bears on Sunday.
Dutch-South African batsman Colin Ackermann had a fine weekend, scoring 85 off 44 balls (nine fours and three sixes) and picking up a wicket against Northamptonshire on Friday, before blasting 72 off 46 balls (nine fours) against Yorkshire on Sunday.
Wiaan Mulder featured alongside Ackermann in both games and, while he struggled with the bat, did bag three wickets over the course of the weekend.
SA-born Middlesex skipper Stephen Eskinazi scored an unbeaten 65 off 55 balls (two fours and two sixes) against Gloucestershire on Sunday.
Simon Harmer was dismissed for a golden duck but shone with the ball as he picked up three wickets on Friday. On Saturday, he scored a quick-fire 12 off four balls (three fours) and picked up another wicket against Glamorgan.
George Linde scored an unbeaten 10 off six balls and picked up a wicket against Surrey on Friday and scored 21 off 15 balls against Glamorgan on Sunday.