Chris Read praised the partnership of Mark Wagh and David Hussey after rain denied Nottinghamshire the chance to press for a final day victory over Lancashire.
Read shook hands on a draw at 5pm after the morning session and most of the afternoon session were abandoned after persistent wet weather.
Lancs had reached 97-3 chasing by that stage with Darren Pattinson sending Kyle Hogg’s off-stump tumbling and David Hussey holding a good catch in the slips off Ryan Sidebottom’s bowling to see off Karl Brown.
"It's very frustrating. If we’d have bowled 102 overs at them, I like to think we'd have won the game,” said Read.
"Credit must go to Mark Wagh and David Hussey for getting the runs as quickly as they did to enable us to declare. Huss walked into the dressing room like he’d never been away and he’s managed to merge in and replace Adam Voges runs. He’s picked up all his old friendships, made new ones, and he’s a quality performer out on the park.
“We controlled the game and it was pleasing to bowl them out in the way that we did after scoring a good total ourselves.
"And the groundstaff have done well with the outfield to ensure we got on at all. A year ago, with the rain we had, we probably wouldn't have bowled a ball."
Nottinghamshire are second in Division One of the LV County Championship with a game in hand on leaders Durham who visit Trent Bridge from Wednesday 15 July.