Arush Buchake impressed with the bat on Day 3 but rain ruled out the prospect of any play on Day 4, resulting in the game being drawn.

After Day 2 was washed out, the game was still in it’s first innings as Nottinghamshire began the penultimate day 370/4.

Luke Fletcher brought up his half century early into the day off just 56 balls and with nine 4s and one 6.

Fletcher was removed 10 balls later however, as he chipped one straight to Freddie Heldreich off the bowling of George O’Connor.

O’Connor struck again in his next over, removing Carter as he played a top edge straight to captain Aadi Sharma, who is the youngest player (17) to ever captain Northamptonshire’s 2XI.

The wickets continued to fall early in the morning as Ethan Rice sent Schadendorf’s off stump cartwheeling and Nottinghamshire’s number four had to depart for a very well-made 125. Fateh Singh provided some early morning excitement with the bat, racing to 29 from 18 balls after hitting six boundaries before being bowled by O’Connor for his third wicket of the day.

After the first hour of play in the day, Nottinghamshire had reached 450/8 before deciding to declare and put Northamptonshire into bat, with Zen Malik and Konidena opening up for the visitors.

Malik fell in the 5th over however, as Jake Ball got one to nip back and send off stump out the ground. Fours overs later, Jake Ball got his second as he bowled Konidena round his legs to leave the 2XI 21/2 after 9 overs.

Arush Buchake and Aadi Sharma saw the batting side through to lunch 39/2 lunch.

The pair built a partnership of 44 runs, but Aadi Sharma fell in the 30th over, as he was bowled by Tom Loten, leaving the 2XI 65-3.

Arush Buchake continued to patiently build after Sharma’s dismissal as he got his half century in the 40th over, coming from 114 deliveries with five 4s. Buchake was ably joined by Arav Shetty, who brought up the fifty partnership in 80 deliveries.

Buchake and Shetty continued their partnership through to tea, with Buchake on 81 and Shetty on 37. The 2XI found themselves heading into the last session of the third day 152/3, trailing Nottinghamshire’s first innings by 293.

Shetty brought up his half century shortly after the tea break, coming off 83 balls with six 4s. However, he fell four overs later when he was bowled by Carter, who got one to turn back to knock back off stump.

Two overs later and Buchake had to depart agonisingly close to his century as he was trapped LBW by Carter on 99.

Buchake’s dismissal caused a flurry of wickets as the 2XI fell from 195-5 to 212 all out, with Tom Loten finishing with a five-wicket haul.

Nottinghamshire went out to bat for the final overs of the day with a lead of 238. The batting side added 64 runs in the 14 overs left in the day, conceding only one wicket which was taken by Ethan Rice, who forced an outside edge from Loten that was caught Sharply by Charles Oldershaw behind the stumps.

Nottinghamshire ended the third day 64/1, leading the 2XI by 302. However, rain throughout the final day didn’t allow the players to return to the field and the match was drawn.