Notts battle hard for draw

  • Last Updated: June 11 2014, 19:13 BST

A review of Wednesday's action in the LV= County Championship, including a draw for Nottinghamshire at Yorkshire.

James Taylor: Helped his side avoid defeat
James Taylor: Helped his side avoid defeat

James Taylor fell four short of a first century of the season as Nottinghamshire battled to a draw with Yorkshire in LV= County Championship Division One.

Taylor, on 27 overnight, was dismissed by fellow England international Tim Bresnan for 96 - the cornerstone of Nottinghamshire's 335 for eight declared.

Chris Read's 75 and Peter Siddle's carefree 48 not out effectively ended the White Rose's hopes of victory by taking the winning target out to 294 and both sides pockered nine points as they shook hands with Yorkshire on 53 for three.

Lancashire and Warwickshire also drew at Edgbaston, the hosts finishing with 10 points to their opponents' nine.

Steven Croft went one better than Taylor, making his first ton of the season with 104no in 118 balls in the Red Rose's 322 for seven declared.

Jeetan Patel and Boyd Rankin both finished with three wickets but a result looked a forlorn prospect with a target of 287 quelling Warwickshire's ambition.

Croft continued his impressive outing with three for 25 as Lancashire reduced the Bears to 86 for five in the 40 overs before stumps.

The top-of-the-table Division Two clash between Worcestershire and Hampshire also ended in a draw, with the two sides now level on 118 points.

Michael Carberry took most from the final day on a personal level, turning his 22no into 125, but Glenn Maxwell fell for 85 as Hampshire reached 321 for five in their follow-on innings.

Derbyshire claimed their first win of the season over Leicestershire, who replaced their conquerors at the foot of he table.

Resuming on 200 for nine, the Foxes added just 10 runs before number 11 Alex Wyatt's dismissal brought their second innings to a close.

Derbyshire strolled to their victory target of 186 for the loss of just one wicket as openers Stephen Moore (76) and Paul Borrington (86no) leading the way with half-centuries.

At Bristol, Gloucestershire made a better fist of their second innings on day three but still face an uphill battle against Surrey.

The hosts, skittled for 112 first time out, reached 274 for five but still remained 240 short of Surrey's massive 626 for six.

Michael Klinger was key, making 120 in 229 deliveries, while Ian Cockbain will bear the responsibility of the final day as he resumes on 48.