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Bears First Team Coach Mark Robinson spoke following his side's draw with Northamptonshire at Edgbaston.

Winning the toss and choosing to bowl, the Bears were on the back foot as Northants declared on 597 for 6.

But a 254 run partnership between Sam Hain (202*) and Matt Lamb (155*) – which followed Will Rhodes’ 99 – steered the hosts to safer waters on 568 for four.

“We’ve came through a bit of a test, because we got under pressure again,” said Robinson. “Obviously, It was a very good wicket and we thought it would be like the Essex wicket, but it didn’t quite play out like that.

“It doesn’t matter what the wicket is as we’ve got to bowl well and we didn’t bowl well. We let them get off to a flyer which is a theme and we need to address and change, because we’re having to play catch up. It’s not for lack of effort or preparation, but it’s happening.

“When it’s your turn to bat you’re then a little bit behind the eight ball and when Dom Sibley got out the game was in the balance, but the Captain came good when we needed him. He played an outstanding innings.

“He’s then backed up by Sam Hain and the game heads to where it was on day four.”

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