LV County Championship - Division Two
Warwickshire 476-9 dec (I J L Trott 181, D L Maddy 73,I D K Salisbury 64) & 241-4 dec (D L Maddy 138, T Frost 54) v Derbyshire 474 (C J L Rogers 248 no, P M Borrington 62,I D K Salisbury 5-99)
Warwickshire (12pts) drew with Derbyshire (11pts)
Warwickshire had to accept the inevitable draw as Darren Maddy scored a final day century but it was never going to be enough to beat Derbyshire.
Maddy hit 138 as Warwickshire made 241-4 as they declared to end the match as a draw following Derbyshire's big first innings.
With the visitors resuming on 462-7 and the game effectively saved, Ian Salisbury added a fifth wicket as Derbyshire were bowled out for 474 to trail by just two runs.
Derbyshire might have even had some distant dreams of a surprise win when Bears opener Ian Westwood was bowled by Charl Langeveldt for one.
However, Maddy and Tony Frost (54) put on 176 for the second wicket as Maddy then completed his century as the game cruised to a draw.
Warwickshire's title hopes ran in to a wall named Chris Rogers as Derbyshire finished day three at Edgbaston on 462-7.
The Australian left-hander batted throughout the day to reach the close on 237 not out, his highest score in two spells with the county.
Having taken over from Rikki Clarke - who fell for a second-ball duck, as captain, Rogers repelled a Bears attack that saw nine different bowlers try and get him out.
Paul Borrington contributed 62 in an opening stand of 176 with his new skipper, the highest opening partnership in the LV County Championship this summer.
Former West Indies batsman Wavell Hinds made 40 while on-loan wicketkeeper Tom New chipped in with 44 before both fell to Iain Salisbury.
The veteran leg spinner showed he's far from finished, toiling away through 29.2 overs to pick up figures of 4-95 on a frustrating day for the hosts as they aim to get back to Division One.
A marathon innings from Jonathan Trott put Derbyshire on the back foot on day two at Edgbaston.
The South African-born batsman batted for nearly seven-and-a-half hours in making 181 from 363 balls as Warwickshire declared on 476 for nine - the visitors rallying with 83 without loss at the close.
Trott shared century partnerships with lower order pair Ian Salisbury and Chris Woakes after the second new ball brought three wickets in eight balls for Derbyshire's revitalised attack.
Left handers Jim Troughton and Ant Botha fell to inswingers from Charl Langeveldt and Tim Ambrose clipped Graham Wagg to short mid-wicket where Dan Redfern reacted quickly to hold a sharp low chance.
Trott's overnight partnership with Jim Troughton (35) yielded a painstaking 94 from 38 overs but the lower order applied more forceful methods as Salisbury and Woakes shared in consecutive stands of 110 and 103.
Former Surrey all-rounder Salisbury made 64 from 84 balls - his third half-century of the season - before top-edging Jonathan Clare to wicketkeeper Tom New, while Woakes made his highest score of 45 before yielding to Nayan Doshi.
Trott's top edge to slip left him not only 19 runs short of a double century but also on 999 runs for the season.
In Derbyshire's reply Chris Rogers passed 1,000 runs on his way to 51 not out while Paul Borrington remains unbeaten on 25.
Warwickshire skipper Darren Maddy backed up his decision to bat first with 73 as the hosts reached 209-3 on a shortened day one at Edgbaston.
Looking to boost their promotion hopes with maximum bonus points against Derbyshire, the Bears made a positive start despite the early loss of Ian Westwood.
All-rounder Maddy led from the front, striking 10 fours in his 135-ball knock that was ended by Jonathan Clare.
He had shared a 73-run stand with Tony Frost, who made 25 at number three, before Jonathan Trott came in to make an unbeaten half century.
The South African-born right-hander had cruised along to 62 not out before the umpires took the players from the field after 73.3 overs in Birmingham.
Jim Troughton was alongside Trott on 22 from 82 deliveries when play was halted due to bad light, the pair having put on a 71-run stand for the fourth wicket..