The county season ended in something of a whimper at Trent Bridge with Nottinghamshire and Somerset testing the patience of the crowd as a dour final day ended in a draw.
Rather than pushing on with definite intent, Notts batted until mid-afternoon before being bowled out for 298, after half-centuries from James Taylor and Chris Read.
Set a nominal target of 333 in 45 overs, Somerset showed no inclination in accepting the challenge and closed on 101-1, with Chris Jones unbeaten on 55.
Beginning the day on 139-3 in their second innings, Nottinghamshire's expected acceleration did not materialise during a morning session which saw only 29 overs sent down and a pace of play which brought a slow handclap from home supporters in the Radcliffe Road Stand.
Alfonso Thomas was their chief agitator, bowling a line well outside the off stump, usually to an eight-man off-side field.
Thomas could clearly justify his tactics as he picked up three wickets, all after finding the outside edge as Nottinghamshire's batsmen chased the wide swinging ball.
Samit Patel had already fallen to Lewis Gregory for 29, ending a third-wicket stand of 76, by the time of Thomas' burst but the complexion of the contest changed after Taylor, for 55, and then both David Hussey and Paul Franks succumbed in quick succession.
Hussey's final innings at Trent Bridge was all too brief. He had only made a single when he nicked his third ball to Jos Buttler, at first slip, before departing to a standing ovation.
Read's own total was inadvertently boosted by Gregory. Twice in the space of only three deliveries he conceded overthrows, shying at the stumps and turning scampered singles into unexpected fives for the home skipper.
Read's half-century, his second of the summer, came up in 96 balls, with eight boundaries and he found a useful ally in 20-year old Brett Hutton, making his championship debut.
Hutton followed his unbeaten 20 in the first innings with a composed 42 before having his off stump flattened by the new ball and the pace of Jamie Overton.
Peter Trego wrapped up the innings quickly, removing Luke Fletcher and Harry Gurney to end with figures of 4-69, with Read left unbeaten on 52.
Hutton's fine day had an equally good ending as he picked up his maiden first-class wicket when Taylor caught Marcus Trescothick, who ended the season without a first-class century for the first time since 1998.
That was the only wicket to fall, though, as Jones and Nick Compton (25no) saw Somerset to the close.