Individual achievements were the order of the day as Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire fulfilled all their obligations – and targets – as their Specsavers County Championship match at Trent Bridge meandered towards a draw.
The visitors chose to bat on until being bowled out in early afternoon for 498, a lead of 50 over Notts, who replied with 93 for one in their second innings.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore made 106, registering a maiden first class hundred for Yorkshire, whilst Tim Bresnan scored 80 as the White Rose celebrated reaching maximum batting points for the first time this season.
Matthew Waite also played a significant hand, scoring the important runs to bring up the team’s 400 before departing for a career best 42.
Samit Patel also made the most of a lengthy spell with the ball, picking up figures of six for 114 from 47 overs, and taking his 300th First Class dismissal for Notts.
The main drama of the day was condensed inside the first 30 minutes after Yorkshire had resumed on 357 for five, needing 43 from seven overs for a fifth batting point.
The other viable milestone was an individual one, with Kohler-Cadmore unbeaten on 92 overnight.
Successive boundaries off Harry Gurney took the former Worcestershire player to his fifth career century from 225 deliveries, with 12 fours.
His partnership with Bresnan had gone past the 50 mark, leaving seven runs needed from the 110th over for that extra point.
The equation had been reduced to five from three balls when Patel bowled Kohler-Cadmore, who had stepped away looking to cut.
Waite arrived at the crease looking full of verve and swagger and promptly hit Patel for two boundaries in two balls to bring up the 400.
The seventh wicket pair added 72 before Patel ended Waite’s fun for 42. After heaving the spinner for two huge leg-side sixes, the batsman offered up a simple cover catch off a leading edge.
Patel then pinned Matthew Pillans lbw for eight, to secure his first Trent Bridge 5-fer since 2009.
Resuming after lunch on 484 for eight, Yorkshire were soon nine wickets down as Jack Brooks popped Patel up to short leg.
That dismissal gave Patel his 300th for Notts, leaving Jake Libby at the other end to get his tally going by removing Bresnan – who chipped to Mark Footitt at mid-on – for his maiden scalp for the county.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Ben Slater, who put on 182 in the first innings, added 91 either side of tea.
Slater followed up his first day hundred with 39 before being bowled around his legs by Josh Poysden, leaving the West Indian opener undefeated on 42 as the captains brought the contest to an early conclusion.
Both counties take 12 points from the contest, enabling Notts to leapfrog Essex into third spot in the Division One table, ahead of their meeting at Trent Bridge on Monday.
Nottinghamshire memberships for the 2019 season are now on sale. Watch every Notts scheduled home game and a whole host of prestitigious perks including priority access to international tickets by clicking here...