Rain played its part in Hampshire's drawn County Championship clash with Glamorgan last week after a fine batting display had put the Rose Bowl side in control after the first day.

Dimitri Mascarenhas' unbeaten century enabled Hants to set a formidable first innings target of 531-7 declared.

His contribution was not the only one, with skipper John Crawley, Robin Smith and the in-form Nic Pothas all hitting half-centuries, whilst Alex Morris, Wasim Akram and Farnborough-born Shaun Udal also chipped in with important knocks.

However, Glamorgan responded with former England Test player Matthew Maynard hitting a ton of his own.

The elegant stroke-player took a particular liking to the bowling of Chris Tremlett. However, the England Academy seamer had his joy in the end as he claimed three middle-order wickets, including the century maker himself.

Despite this, the follow-on was avoided and it's now two draws on the road as Yorkshire arrive at West End tomorrow.

Look out for updates and for the views on the arrival of Simon Katich in Friday's News.

l Surrey overcame Essex by 15 runs in their opening National League fixture of the season.