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Warks and Middlesex see out tame draw Published: 03 September 2014

Chris Rogers made 85
Chris Rogers made 85

Middlesex and Warwickshire saw out a rain-affected draw in their LV= County Championship fixture at Lord's, with youngster Sam Hain impressing with a century on the final day.

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Hain, just 19-years-old made 102* on the last day, as title-chasing Warwickshire were forced to play out for a draw after failing to generate a first-innings lead and losing the whole of the second day to rain.

It was a match where bat had the better over ball throughout, and there were a number of excellent innings from more experienced players, including Chris Rogers (85) and Rikki Clarke, while Tim Murtagh managed to wrangle five scalps.

But it was Hain's day four efforts in his first first-class outing at the Home of Cricket which will have set tongues wagging.

The teenager was born in Hong Kong to English parents and played for Australia's under 19 team after moving there as a child.

He signed for Warwickshire last year though, and has made the most of his chances in the first team at Edgbaston in his first full season with the county. This was his third LV= County Championship ton in his last seven appearances.

The draw is a blow to the Bears' chances of lifting a treble of trophies this summer, whose thoughts now turn to their Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final against Kent on Thursday.

Middlesex meanwhile will be pleased to pick up some points which will secure their place in the lower mid-table after a poor second half to the season.


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