Warwickshire and Northamptonshire’s meandered their way to the inevitable LV=Insurance County Championship draw at Edgbaston where the match concluded with just ten wickets having fallen in four days.

The final instalment of stultifying stalemate saw the home side, in reply to Northamptonshire’s 597 for six take, their first innings to 568 for four.

Sam Hain (202 from 494 balls, 16 fours, one six) and Matt Lamb (155 from 230 balls with 16 fours) extended their partnership to an unbroken 254, a Warwickshire fifth-wicket record against Northamptonshire.