LV County Championship - Division One
The Rose Bowl
Warwickshire 484-7 dec (I J L Trott 184 no, C R Woakes 131 no) & 23-2 v Hampshire 505 (M A Carberry 204, J H K Adams 90, S M Ervine 82)
Hampshire (11pts) drew with Warwickshire (11pts)
Ian Bell made a duck as Warwickshire's LV County Championship match against Hampshire petered out into a draw on the final day at the Rose Bowl.
Bell, the batsman most likely to replace the injured Kevin Pietersen in the third Ashes Test, lasted just six balls in his side's second innings before being bowled by Hampshire leg-spinner spinner Imran Tahir.
At that stage there were only 10 minutes remaining of the match, which ended soon afterwards with Warwickshire 23-2, two runs ahead overall.
Hampshire had extended their first innings from an overnight position of 309-1 to 555 all out in the evening session.
Michael Carberry, resuming on 183, completed his maiden double century before eventually departing for 204, caught by Rikki Clarke off Naqqash Tahir's bowling.
Boyd Rankin was the most impressive of the Warwickshire attack, adding the scalps of John Crawley and Liam Dawson on the final day to finish with 3-117.
The Irish paceman also struck Hampshire captain Dimitri Mascarenhas on the side of the head, forcing him to retire hurt without scoring.
Hampshire, however, insist Mascarenhas will be fit for Saturday's FP Trophy final against Sussex at Lord's on Saturday.
The hosts approached first-innings parity as Sean Ervine and Chris Tremlett put on 74 for the seventh wicket.
Ant Botha bowled Tremlett and soon afterwards Tahir holed out in the deep.
There was a rare cameo bowling performance from Tony Frost (1-12) at the end and after 12 years as a professional he was rewarded with his first wicket when Ervine, who had scored 82, lofted him to mid-off where Ian Westwood clutched the catch to end Warwickshire's first innings at 505, a lead of 21.
The LV County Championship match between Hampshire and Warwickshire looks destined for a draw after bat dominated ball on day three.
Warwickshire added 101 runs to their overnight position before declaring their first innings at 484-7, Jonathan Trott and Chris Woakes both notching unbeaten centuries during an eighth-wicket stand of 222.
Trott ended on 184 not out, including 22 fours, while Woakes blasted 16 fours a six during his maiden first-class hundred, eventually finishing undefeated on 131 - although he enjoyed a life on 98 when Imran Tahir put down a chance at midwicket off James Tomlinson.
Hampshire openers Michael Carberry and Jimmy Adams made a strong start to the hosts' reply, putting on 261 for the first wicket.
Adams fell for 90 to Warwickshire captain Ian Westwood's occasional off-spin, but Carberry ploughed on to reach the close on 183 not out with Hampshire at 309-1, still 175 behind.
The left-hander struck 26 fours and a six from 243 deliveries and will resume on the final day requiring another 10 to surpass his highest first-class score.
Jonathan Trott made a patient 140 not out to help Warwickshire recover from 90 for five at the Rose Bowl.
Warwickshire ended the second day in a comfortable position at 383 for seven after Trott and Chris Woakes, who made an unbeaten 77, put on 121 for the eighth wicket.
But it was a disappointing day for England batsman Ian Bell, who slumped to his second-lowest first-class score of the season on the day Kevin Pietersen's injury reignited his Ashes hopes.
Bell needed a big score after a summer of success for Warwickshire once the announcement of Pietersen's Achilles operation had become public, but he scratched around for 27 deliveries for his seven before edging James Tomlinson.
Reserve wicket-keeper Tom Burrows completed the dismissal with a two-handed catch diving in front of first slip, as the Bears struggled to overcome difficult batting conditions under heavy clouds and with Tomlinson extracting plenty of swing with his left-arm pace.
Tomlinson had earlier got rid of openers Tony Frost and Ian Westwood and, with Bell's departure, Warwickshire were in difficulty at 52 for three.
This worsened to 81 for four when James Troughton was also caught at the wicket and, nine runs later, Tim Ambrose went the same way, this time to Dimitri Mascarenhas.
But then Trott, who has played for England at Twenty20 level, began the recovery as conditions improved, sharing in a stand of 66 with Rikki Clarke and then 106 with Ant Botha.
Warwickshire reached 30-0 in the 13.4 overs possible on the rain-curtailed first day of their Division One match against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.
As storm clouds gathered, the visitors opted to bat first and opening pair Ian Westwood (12no) and Tony Frost (15no) safely negotiated two brief sessions between the showers.
Warwickshire had one scare when Westwood appeared to fend a sharply rising delivery from Chris Tremlett to gully but appeals for a catch were dismissed as the ball had struck the left-hander high on the arm and he needed treatment before continuing.
The rain soon returned to end any chance of futher action.
Hampshire left out former England all-rounder Dominic Cork in order to rest him for the FP Trophy final against Sussex at Lord's on Saturday.