New England coach Peter Moores’s final game at the Lancashire helm ended in a contentious draw with Warwickshire.
While his side could not send him on his way with a first Division One victory of the season, it could have been worse as Warwickshire came out after tea requiring 120 off 32 overs having bowled out their hosts for 196 on the final day under the floodlights in Manchester.
It was a factor which eventually saved Lancashire as bad light forced their opponents off with just 10 scored – resulting in a loss of three overs – and again with only 25 required off 27 balls.
The other Division One fixture saw Durham draw at home to Somerset, who had discarded England batsman Nick Compton to thank.
Compton and Craig Kieswetter, who had come together at 92-4, put together an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 154 after the visitors had been set 337 to win.
The former’s 208-ball hundred, which included 14 fours, saw Somerset home as captains Paul Collingwood and Marcus Trescothick called it a day with the visitors needing 91 more to win off nine overs.
In Division Two, Alastair Cook hit his second century of the season as Essex batted out a draw with Surrey at The Oval, firing 127 in a second-innings total of 258-4.