Nottinghamshire’s second eleven friendly against Lincolnshire ended a draw, after Hassan Azad, Matt Cross and Brett Hutton registered half centuries. 

Starting the day on 88-3, leading by 104, Azad and Adam Tillcock reached their 50 partnership and Notts’ 100 shortly afterward. Tillcock was then caught off Matt Carter. Azad made 50 in the 53rd over, but could only add seven more before Osmond had him caught by Carter.

Brett Hutton, the new man in, saw Notts past 150 with a straight six, and the pair added runs through to lunch, ending the session on 174-5.

Their 50 partnership followed resumption for the afternoon, shortly before Hutton reached his half century. Cross reached his own two overs later, bringing Notts declaration on 232-5, setting Lincolnshire 249 to win from 51 overs.

Hutton continued to contribute, this time with the ball, trapping opener Kranjit Bransal LBW in the sixth over. Ross Carnelly joined Sam Evison, the latter scoring 14 before being caught behind off Gary Keedy. Tea was taken with the hosts 52-2.

In the final session the home side progressed to 88 before Sam Wood bowled Jonathan Cheer for 19. From there, Lincolnshire continued to add runs, Ross Carnelly passing 50 in the innings’ 40th over. Four overs later the captains shook hands in failing light, Lincolnshire ending the match 111-3, with Carnelly unbeaten on 56.