Prolific Carberry secures draw
Michael Carberry's fourth Championship century of the season guided Hampshire to a comfortable draw against Lancashire at The Rose Bowl. Carberry also passed 1000 runs during the innings, which continues a rich run of form, at a time when England are screaming out for batting options. It's hard to know where in the pecking order he sits, but Carberry's returns are doing him no harm. Hampshire needed a sturdy effort from the top order as they began 231 runs behind. Carberry and Jimmy Adams (21) took the early sting out of Lancashire with a stand of 75 before Kyle Hogg broke through but there was no regular flow of wickets. Gary Keedy and Stephen Parry claimed one apiece during the afternoon, but Carberry passed his hundred from 229 balls and added 87 with Liam Dawson as the match drifted to a conclusion.
A unbeaten 108 from Wayne Madsen guided Derbyshire to a draw at Whitgift School after Surrey at scented the chance for victory. Mark Ramprakash moved to 134, adding 156 with Usman Afzaal (85), to set the visitors 349 from 77 and Surrey made the ideal start when Chris Rogers was caught down the leg side first ball. When Garry Park was taken at backward short leg, Derbyshire were under pressure on 30 for 2 but Madsen and Greg Smith added 90 for the third wicket. Surrey, though, pushed again with the scalps of Smith and Wavell Hinds, then a fied-up Nel claimed his second scalp when he removed Daniel Redfern. At 170 for 5 there was still time for Surrey, but Madsen held firm with an accomplished 213-ball ton innings and was accompanied until the end by Freddie Klokker. The result leaves Derbyshire third and Surrey fourth as they both chase one of the two promotion slots.