County Championship Division 1: Great batting and bad weather rule a day full of draws

All three County Championship Division 1 matches ended in draws on Sunday.

Lancashire's James Anderson had the final say in his battle with Joe Root but it wasn't enough to prevent a draw while Warwickshire and Northamptonshire only got through two innings in four days.

Root gained the upper hand in the match with a dominant 147 in his first innings but Anderson got the last laugh by castling him for just four on Sunday.

The private battle aside, there wasn't much action as Yorkshire dug in and effectively batted out for a draw.

Yorkshire 379 (Root 147; Parkinson 4-90, Bailey 3-56) and 169 for 6 (Brook 82*, Anderson 15-7-17-2) drew with Lancashire 566 for 9 dec (Jennings 238, Croft 104, Bess 3-151)

Bats dominate at Edgebaston

The match between Warwickshire and Northamptonshire also ended in a draw with only 10 wickets taken across two innings all game.

Northants had taken a strong position in the game when they declared on 597/6 on day two but it turned out their bowlers would have just as much trouble.

Warwickshire ended day four on 568/4 with Sam Hain 202 not out and Matt Lamb unbeaten on 156.

Warwickshire 568 for 4 (Hain 202*, Lamb 156*, Rhodes 99, Sibley 52) drew with Northamptonshire 597 for 6 dec (Vasconcelos 156, Young 134, Procter 100*, Cobb 66)

Surrey's chances of victory doused by rain

Surrey began Sunday full of hope of getting a result at Beckenham. After declaring their first innings on 671/9 they bowled Kent out for 230 to put themselves in a fantastic position.

However, just 9.2 overs were bowled on the final day as any chances of a result were completely washed away.

Kent 230 (Robinson 71, Jacks 4-65) and 114 for 1 (Compton 63*) drew with Surrey 671 for 9 dec (Pope 96, Overton 93, Foakes 91, Curran 78, Patel 76, de Grandhomme 66, Clark 54*)

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