Northamptonshire's Lance Klusener enlived a meaningless last day against Derbyshire at Derby with a 65-ball 86 as his side fell short after being set a target of 356 in 64 overs. They finished on 229 for 4. Derbyshire batted through till lunch when they declared on 208 for 7, 17-year-old Dan Redfern scoring his maiden first-class half century.
Northamptonshire lost two wickets in the first three overs and slipped to 80 for 4 as a home victory appeared on the cards. But Klusener and Nicky Boje launched a Twenty20-type assault to add 100 runs in a little over 10 overs before both captains agreed to call time at the start of the last hour.
For the third day running there was no play at Cardiff where the match between Glamorgan and Gloucestershire.
County Championship Division One