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Match Drawn at Trent Bridge

MichaelLumbMichael Lumb struck a career-best 221 not out as Nottinghamshire versus Derbyshire ended in a rain-affected draw at Trent Bridge.

Much like the previous three days, the final day’s play was shortened by the weather as the home side took their score from 204-3 to 436-8 in reply to Derbyshire’s 391 all out, with Mark Turner taking three wickets for the visitors.

Derbyshire knew that Lumb, who was 115 not out overnight, would prove difficult to dislodge on a placid surface.

Luke Fletcher, however, proved to be equally immovable for much of the opening session as the Nottinghamshire Night Watchman scored 64, including  a half-century from 79 balls, in a fourth wicket stand of 123.

Lumb had already glided serenely past 150 (186 balls, 20 fours) by the time Fletcher was dismissed lbw by Wes Durston with the home side 324-4.

It was 354-4 by lunch and – after an hour long rain stoppage – Tim Groenewald prized the dismissal of Steven Mullaney for seven as Chesney Hughes held a comfortable catch at second-slip.

A further rain stoppage followed before Nottinghamshire took tea at 383-5, after which Lumb struck Turner for back-to-back boundaries to reach his second career double-century off 267 balls (26 fours).

The Derbyshire paceman hit back, clean bowling Chris Read for 21 as the visitors claimed a second bowling bonus point; then causing Paul Franks to chop-on for eight, leaving Nottinghamshire 406-7.

Turner snatched a third wicket prior to the close when Andre Adams was caught by Shivnarine Chanderpaul on the square-leg boundary at 422-8.

But Derbyshire’s chances of a ninth wicket – and with it a third bonus point – were ended when the home side declared on the stroke 0f 4.50pm.

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