Michael Carberry struck an unbeaten triple century and shared in a mammoth 523-run stand with Neil McKenzie as Hampshire’s LV= County Championship Division One clash with fellow relegation candidates Yorkshire finished in a draw at The Rose Bowl.
Carberry scored 300 not out while McKenzie made 237 as the Hampshire duo both recorded career-best scores.
The stand was the third highest in the history of the Championship and the ninth highest in first-class cricket.
It looked as if they would threaten the all-time best County Championship partnership of 555 between Yorkshire’s Percy Holmes and Herbert Sutcliffe against Essex in 1932. Yorkshire finally made the breakthrough when David Wainwright had McKenzie caught by Gary Ballance, the South African batsman scoring 25 fours and two sixes in his 412-ball knock. Tykes then reached 40-0 in their second innings before the match was declared a draw.