Marcus Trescothick and Arul Suppiah hit big scores as Somerset batted out the final day in Taunton to emerge with a two-point advantage over Nottinghamshire.

Trescothick (99) was caught by Darren Pattinson at mid-off from Samit Patel’s bowling trying to reach his century with a boundary while Suppiah fell to the part-time spin of Adam Voges on 151.

Ali Brown bowled two overs before Chris Read shook hands with the Somerset batsman shortly before 5pm.

“We’re satisfied with the points that we’ve taken from the game and it was important that we came out of it still in a position to take advantage of the game in hand we have over Somerset,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Newell.

“They are a very good batting side but it will take a lot for them to win the Championship on such a flat wicket.

“Andre Adams and Mark Ealham have been kept out of the attack today to keep them fresh for the next game and hopefully Mark Wagh will be able to slip back in for us.”

Wagh has recovered from the hip injury that kept him out of the game at Taunton and will travel to meet the squad at Horesham ahead of Wednesday’s LV County Championship game against Sussex.