Sangakkara and Trescothick help Surrey and Somerset to draw
Kumar Sangakkara scored twin centuries as Surrey managed to overcome Middlesex while handy knocks of 106 and 46 from Marcus Trescothik helped Somerset manage a draw in the County Championship Division One clashes on the final day.
Elsewhere the encounter between Yorkshire and Lancashire also ended in a draw despite a blistering century from Peter Handscomb.
Yorkshire 448 & 177-1 (Handscomb 101no) v
Lancashire 432 (Chanderpaul 106)
County Championship Division One in Manchester
Lancashire resumed their first innings at 264 for six, trailing Yorkshire by 184 runs. Ryan McLaren (84), Stephen Parry (39), Tom Bailey (40) and Simon Kerrigan (59) all played handy knocks to help Lancashire come out of the woods and post 432 before they were dismissed.
Having gained a 16 run lead, Yorkshire lost Adam Lyth (9) early but Handscomb (101 not out) and Alex Lees (62 not out) shared an unbeaten 153 run stand for the second wicket that came off just 163 deliveries to ensure the game ended in a draw.
Lancashire gained 10 points from the clash and are positioned third in the table while Yorkshire are placed fourth.
Surrey 313 & 339 (Sangakkara 120) v
Middlesex 411 & 92-2 (Malan 37no)
County Championship Division One, Lord's
Surrey resumed their innings at 194 for four, having a lead of 96 runs over Middlesex. Sangakkara (120) failed to carry on the final day but Ben Foales (67 not out) and Sam Curran (51) played handy knocks to help the team out of the danger and post 339 runs.
Having a target of 242 runs in the final innings, Middlesex were put off in the chase with the early wickets of Nick Compton (18) and Nick Gubbins (5) as they ended the game in a draw with score reading 92 for two at stumps.
Middlesex gained 13 points from the game and are positioned sixth while Surrey are at second in the table.
Warwickshire 413 (Trott 175) v
Somerset 230 & 86-1 (Trescothick 46no)
County Championship Division One, Taunton
Somerset resumed their first innings at 94 four four, trailing Warwickshire by another 319 runs. Trescothick (106) continued to defy Warwickshire attack but wickets continued to tumble at the other end. Peter Trego (52) showed some resilience with a 126-ball knock later in the innings but Somerset were bowled out for 230 following a four-wicket haul from Grant Thornton (4-34).
Having asked to follow-on, Somerset lost Dean Elgar (0) in the second over but once again Trescothick (46 not out) along with support from skipper Tom Abell (35 not out) helped the team escape with a draw.
Warwickshire gained 12 points and are positioned seventh in the table while Somerset languish at the bottom.
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