Somerset's hopes of a first ever County Championship title suffered a setback as their rain-hit clash with Durham ended in a draw at Taunton on Friday.
Resuming their first innings on 287 for four, the hosts did not declare until they had collected maximum batting bonus points at 400 for six after the sides failed to agree a target for a contrived finish.
Craig Kieswetter hit a 101-ball 75 including nine fours and two sixes for his highest score of the season, while Zander de Bruyn struck 54 in a fifth wicket partnership worth 109.
Liam Plunkett holed out to Scott Borthwick at mid-wicket trying to pull Liam Plunkett and Kieswetter fell lbw to leg-spinner Borthwick's first ball of the day with the score on 381.
Durham were left with a possible 35 overs to bat in their first innings, but declared on 37 without loss after 15 overs to end the match.
Michael Di Venuto at least had the satisfaction of reaching 1,000 first class runs for the season before the players shook hands at 4.50pm.
Somerset took eight points and Durham five, leaving Nottinghamshire hot favourites to win the title, with Somerset and Yorkshire looking set to contest the runners-up spot.
Somerset and Durham were left frustrated by the weather again as no play was possible for the second consecutive day of their LV= County Championship clash at Taunton.
The start of action was delayed after the washout on day two, and although the rain did stop in the morning, 24 hours of poor weather had left the outfield saturated.
The umpires saw little improvement during their inspections at 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Thursday, with the day finally being called off at 2.30pm.
The hosts are still waiting to resume their innings after reaching 287-4 on day one.
No play was possible on the second day of title hopefuls Somerset's LV County Championship Division One match with Durham at Taunton.
Heavy rain fell throughout the morning and, after opting for an early lunch at 12.30pm, umpires Richard Illingworth and Jeremy Lloyds abandoned for the day.
Somerset are due to resume their first innings on 287-4 after skipper Marcos Trescothick's century on the opening day.
Former England opener Marcus Trescothick made a superb 128 on a rain-delayed opening day against Durham at Taunton.
The in-form Somerset skipper followed up scores of 188 not out against Kent and 228 not out against Essex with another powerful exhibition of batsmanship, as Somerset ran up 287 for four. Arul Suppiah made 54 and Nick Compton 45.
Play did not start until 1.10pm because of rain, but only 15 overs were lost. Durham's bowlers faced a tough task maintaining line and length in a strong gusty wind, but stuck to their task well, Dale Benkenstein removing Compton and Trescothick for figures of two for 17 from three overs.
Suppiah helped his captain put on 119 for the first wicket and had reached a half-century off 85 balls with 10 fours before being trapped lbw by a delivery from former team-mate Ian Blackwell that looked to turn.
The final session also featured 40 overs and saw Trescothick and Compton extend their second wicket stand to 113 before the latter aimed to clip Benkenstein away on the leg side and Scott Borthwick took a sharp catch at short mid-wicket.
Benkenstein finally got his man as Trescothick, eager to press on the accelerator, drove in the air to extra cover where Mark Stoneman took a comfortable catch.