Nottinghamshire’s bowlers enjoyed a decent workout, after a lengthy morning rain delay, and Peter Trego hit his first fifty for the club, as the fine tuning and preparation ahead of the season opener on August 1 continued.

The scorecards were reset ahead of the second day of friendly action as roles were set to be reversed, Warwickshire stepping out to bat first for 60 overs.

However, the players were back in the dressing room almost immediately, as a huge downpour scuppered any further chance of play in the morning.

Play resumed at 12:45pm with each side set to bat a session on the final day, Ryan Yates and Bears skipper Will Rhodes heading to the crease for the hosts.

Jake Ball and Luke Fletcher shared the new ball, as they did in the first innings, and kept a lid on the scoring of the Warwickshire openers.

They passed on their duties to skipper Steven Mullaney, his first bowl in the match, and Trego respectively.

The pair continued the tight work of the opening duo but couldn’t find the elusive breakthrough, a trend which was continued by Tom Barber, Samit Patel and Zak Chappell who followed.

Rhodes (71*) and Yates (65*) thwarted anything that the Nottinghamshire attack threw at them, ending their allotted batting time with 137 runs on the board.

After the tea break, Nottinghamshire’s brace of Bens, Compton and Slater, began their reply but the latter’s stay at the crease was short-lived, Ryan Sidebottom finding his outside edge with one that nipped away.

Trego, who scored a punchy 38 in the first innings, joined Compton and immediately played one of the shots of the day, a cover drive that raced to the boundary.

Rain once again intervened, with the players spending a further hour of the field, before play resumed just after 5pm.

However, that hadn’t interrupted the flow of the right-hander as he quickly found his batting rhythm, creaming a textbook cover drive to the boundary.

Compton had batted patiently alongside him before edging to slip off of Alex Thomson.

With the agreed close of play looming, there was still time for Trego to notch another milestone in a Notts shirt, his first half century coming up with a flick off his legs.

Nottinghamshire now go on to face Leicestershire at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 July, before their Bob Willis Trophy opener against Derbyshire on Saturday 1 August.