YORKSHIRE and Leicestershire were frustrated by final day rain as their penultimate round LV= Insurance County Championship match finished in a draw at the Uptonsteel County Ground, Grace Road.

A match which saw more than 230 overs lost because of rain and bad light, including Wednesday’s second day completely washed out, finished with Yorkshire on 225-4 from 55.4 overs of their second innings, leading by 147.

There was no play beyond 1.30pm because of rain.

James Wharton was unbeaten on 58, with George Hill 32 not out.

Both sides started day four with designs on victory, with Leicestershire’s need far greater than Yorkshire’s given they are still in the promotion race.

But the draw, from which Yorkshire took eight points and Leicestershire seven, has all but ended the latter’s chances of overhauling second-placed Worcestershire with only one round remaining.

Yorkshire, meanwhile, have closed the gap to second-bottom Gloucestershire with their ninth draw of the season. Ottis Gibson and co head into Tuesday’s home clash with Worcestershire six points behind Gloucestershire.