Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire: Draw moves hosts closer to title

County Championship Division One, Edgbaston

Warwickshire 504-6 dec & 86-3 drew with Nottinghamshire 356-8 dec

Warwicks 10pts, Notts 9pts

Match scorecard

Alex Hales scored a century for Nottinghamshire but Warwickshire moved closer to the title as the two sides settled on a draw.

With a place as England Test opener up for grabs following the retirement of Andrew Strauss, the T20 international made 155 not out, Chris Read with 95.

Notts declared on 356-8 and the hosts reached 86-3 in their second innings.

The Bears are now 22 points clear of second-placed Sussex with Notts six points further behind in third.

All three sides have two games left to play, including Nottinghamshire hosting Warwickshire in the final round of the season.