Captain Will Rhodes' season-best 82 was the bedrock of the Bears innings on a battling Day Two of his side's LV=Insurance County Championship match against Lancashire.

Diligence was required throughout from the batters and Rhodes showed plenty of it to compile 82 off 168 balls after Lancashire’s Balderson (116*) crept to his ton having spent 44 balls in the nineties.

With time lost to the weather on Day Two and a forecast suggesting little or no play on Day Four, this match appears set for a draw with batters forced on to the defensive by capable seam bowling.