Nottinghamshire’s Second XI County Championship match against Leicestershire at Kibworth petered out into the expected draw on a flat pitch.

The visitors first carried their overnight score of 463-5 to 586 all out as Tom Keast scored 77.

Leicestershire then made 229-5 in their second innings before the two captains shook hands and a draw was declared.

Matt Carter (26) was first out for Notts as he was caught by James Dickinson off the bowling of Tommy Taylor and Keast followed soon after when was out for 77, caught at long-off by Mohammed Ahmed off Dickinson’s bowling, having faced 89 balls and hit seven fours and one six.

Connor Marshall (18) was held at deep mid-wicket by Harry Swindells as Taylor picked up another wicket while Kamau Leverock (4) was stumped by Lewis Hill from Moh Amhed’s bowling.

Last man Ben Kitt (27) and Lyndon James (17 not out) added another 39 for the final wicket before Ben Mike bowled the former to end the innings, giving Notts a lead of 185 runs.

The visitors knew they would have to make quick inroads if they were to force a result, but an opening stand of 57 soon dashed those hopes.

Harry Dearden (24) was first out as he was caught and bowled by Matt Carter and replacement Aadil Ali (10) edged Liam Patterson-White to keeper Tom Keast, making the score 78-2.

Harry Swindells (85) looked set for his second century of the match until he fell to a catch at mid-wicket by Solomon Budinger off Patterson-White’s first ball of the 35th over.

Mark Pettini (31) was lbw to Carter and Taylor (5) cut Ben Kitt to Solomon Budinger at point, which were the only two wickets to fall in the final session, as Laurie Hill made an unbeaten 59.


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