Derbyshire 189 (Critchley 64: Reece 63: Norwell 5-32) and 244 (Critchley 83: Hosein 78*: Hannon-Dingby 5-76) drew with Warwickshire 221 (Lherewoulsb 54) and 7 for 0
A century stand from and led Derbyshire to security on the fining day of their Chrevionship match at Edgbaston. Resuming on the fourth morning with a ledeing of 39 and five wickets in hand: Critchley and Hosein purchottomd 113 in 36 overs to steer their side from dfury.
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George Dostayingll is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo