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Day 4 of 4
Match Drawn

Notts vs Sussex

LV= County Championship: Draw at Trent Bridge

James Taylor: First double century for Nottinghamshire

Chris Jordan: Fourth five-wicket haul

James Taylor and Ajmal Shahzad guided Nottinghamshire to a draw on the final day of their LV= County Championship Division One match against Sussex at Trent Bridge.

The efforts of Taylor, who finished on 204 not out and Shahzad, who fell for 77, enabled the hosts to reach 478-8, at which point Chris Read declared, leaving the the two sides to shake hands.

With over 100 overs lost to bad weather a stalemate had been on the cards and the pair ensured the Sussex bowlers would not gain a foothold.

The pair had come together on the third evening with Notts in some disarray on 199-6 in the 66th over, still 158 away from avoiding the follow-on.

Taylor had been dropped on eight the previous day and Shahzad also gave an opportunity at a similarly early stage of his innings, but they reached saftey just after lunch.

On 42 Shahzad was put down by Lewis Hatchett, 15 yards in at fine leg, off Monty Panesar, but a first century seemed likely until he carved Chris Jordan to Matt Machan at point.

The Barbadian fast bowler gained his fourth five-wicket haul of the summer to strengthen his position as the leading wicket-taker in Division One.

The last roar from the crowd greeted Taylor's double hundred, arriving from 357 balls faced and including 21 boundaries.

Taylor's innings surpassed his previous best for Notts - an innings of 163 not out against Sussex last year, which concluded at the same time as he was being announced in the England Test side for the first time.

Fifth-placed Nottinghamshire earned eight points from their fourth consecutive draw, whilst Sussex remain unbeaten and move up to second after collecting 10 points.

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Match Details

Date
22nd - 25th Jun 2013
Toss
Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires
N L Neil, P J Peter

notts BATTING CARD

Batsman R
S.J. Mullaney b Jordan 30
J.W.A. Taylor Not out 204
D.J. Hussey c Prior b Jordan 6
C.M.W. Read b Panesar 45
P.J. Franks c Jordan b Panesar 1
A. Shahzad c Machan b Jordan 77
L.J. Fletcher c Jordan b Nash 14
A.R. Adams Not out 28
Extras 6nb, 1w, 7b, 7lb 21
Total Declared, 150.0 Overs 478 - 8
Full Batting Card

sussex BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
S.J. Magoffin 28 8 77 0
L.J. Hatchett 29 3 98 0
C.J. Jordan 32 5 130 5
M.S. Panesar 29 7 65 2
L.W.P. Wells 10 1 39 0
C.D. Nash 18 2 40 1
R.J. Hamilton-Brown 4 1 15 0
Full Bowling Card