Surrey had to settle for a draw in their LV= County Championship Division One clash with Derbyshire despite the best efforts of Chris Tremlett and Ricky Ponting.
Ponting, who passed his century on Saturday, made it all the way to 192 on final day as the visitors declared on 553-8 at Derby before reducing their opponents to 164-3, with Tremlett grabbing all three wickets.
After establishing a first-innings lead of 101, Surrey looked to put the division's bottom side under pressure but Chesney Hughes and Billy Godleman prevented any early wickets from falling.
The pair shared Derbyshire's highest opening stand of the season, putting on 76 in 19 overs before Tremlett (3-38) broke through by trapping Godleman lbw for 28.
And when Tremlett, who claimed a five-wicket haul in the first innings, removed Wayne Madsen (8) with one that kept low and then beat Hughes (68) for pace, the alarm bells started to ring in the home dressing room.
But Shivnarine Chanderpaul (24 not out) and Wes Durston (29no) eased the nerves, seeing out the remaining overs before the teams shook hands just after 5pm.
Ponting had earlier recorded the highest score by a Surrey player on first-class debut as he kept the scoreboard ticking over along with Steven Davies.
The fifth-wicket stand was worth 105 in 20 overs when Davies was well caught at deep midwicket by Godleman off David Wainwright (3-164) for 59, but Gary Wilson helped Ponting maintain the scoring rate.
The former Australia captain's superb innings ended eight runs short of a double century as he set off for a sharp single but was beaten by a direct hit end from wicketkeeper Richard Johnson.
Wilson made 45 from 48 balls before Gareth Batty declared, the subsequent draw meaning both Surrey and Derbyshire, who took nine and eight points respectively from the contest, are still without a Championship victory.