Lancashire legend and head coach, Glen Chapple, was full of praise for Boltonian pair Bohannon and Parkinson despite not being able to get over the line against Warwickshire.

Farnworth's Josh Bohannon hit a classy 170 on day three and former Bolton School pupil Matt Parkinson bowled a marathon spell on day four of their County Championship Division one game against Warwickshire this week.

However, it was not quite enough as the game meandered to a draw on Thursday.

England leg spinner Parkinson bowled a huge 86.1 overs in the match, picking up seven wickets, while Bohannon strengthened his international credentials with a faultless knock of 170, pushing his batting average up to just over 66 for the season.

Head coach and former England all-rounder, Glen Chapple, was full of praise for the Bolton pair after the game.

"He is a hell of a player and his red ball career is going from strength to strength," Chapple said about the former Harper Green student Bohannon.

"He has a great technique and his able to put the bad balls away. He is prepared to build an innings and prepared to bat time and he has all the attributes.

"Josh's innings was fantastic and his partnership with Dane Vilas was superb — 170 was a great effort from him and perhaps with a few more partnerships we could have gone past them and put them under pressure."

Parkinson may have hoped for a few more wickets on a day four pitch, but Chapple was still very approving of his efforts, bagging the prize wicket of first innings centurion, Chris Benjamin.

"It was a good effort today and he just wants to bowl and keep getting better," said Chapple.

"He bowled well today and it was turning but they were determined to see him off so maybe it didn't quite go for him but at the start of the day a couple of early wickets would have meant the pressure was on."

Lancashire sit second in the division one table on 28.5 points with three games to go, including tricky trips to Nottingham and Somerset.