Jon Culley's report on Notts v Lancs coming soon, but in the meantime....
Haseeb Hameed’s second first class hundred of the season ensured Lancashire comfortably secured a draw in their Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
The Red Rose’s talented 19-year old opener enhanced his blossoming reputation with a 388-minute act of defiance as he reached a career best score of 122 to help his side to safety.
When the captains agreed on a handshake, with 11 overs remaining in the final hour, Lancs were on 304 for seven, a lead of 106.
Hameed and his opening partner Tom Smith had put on 151 for the first wicket, taking a mighty chunk out of the home side’s first innings advantage of 198.
Nottinghamshire’s only realistic hope of forcing a win on the final day would have been through early wickets from Stuart Broad or Imran Tahir but both were resisted, although only seven runs came from the first nine overs.
On a benign surface, that offered very little assistance to the quick bowlers, Notts wicketkeeper Riki Wessels even stood up to Broad during the second part of his opening spell.
The only wicket to go down during the morning was that of Tom Smith, who bettered his first innings 70 by one run, before nicking Harry Gurney low to Steven Mullaney at second slip.
Armed with a second new ball Broad was a different proposition after lunch and he breathed life into a dying contest by snaring two wickets in the same over at the start of the afternoon.