Australia opener Cameron Bancroft struck a superb unbeaten 92 to help deny Lancashire victory as the first-ever County Championship match at Sedbergh School ended in a draw after a tense final day.

Durham had been set a target of 304 after bowling Lancashire out for 247 just after midday, with them having 79 overs to chase that down after Nathan Rimmington's 4-42.

The Red Rose were forced to go with a weakened attack after England's James Anderson was deemed unable to bowl for the rest of the match after suffering from a tight calf during day three.

They were still able to reduce the visitors to 149-6 with 25 overs of the much remaining, but Bancroft continued to thwart them while Ben Raine dug his heels in with 19 not out off 83 balls to salvage the draw for their side, as they closed on 194-6.

The first wicket to fall on the day was that of Dane Vilas, who was caught and bowled by Rimmington after making what was a crucial 85 that held Lancashire's second innings together.

Graham Onions was then caught behind off Raine before Anderson, batting with a runner, was bowled by Rimmington to become his fourth victim.

Lancashire had an early breakthrough when Alex Lees had his stumps rearranged by Saqib Mahmood, who then did the same to Gareth Harte to leave Durham 11-2.

Onions then struck in the first over after lunch when Jack Burnham (20) left a straight delivery, which went on to take out his off and middle stumps.

A fourth wicket stand worth 69 between Bancroft and Graham Clark then followed, but the latter perished on 26 when he was bowled by Josh Bohannon.

Lancashire were then scenting victory as Liam Trevaskis (3) edged Onions to Rob Jones at second slip before Mahmood took his third wicket by castling Ned Eckersley (20).

They couldn't budge Bancroft and Raine, however, as the teams shook hands with five overs left.