Rain denied Middlesex the chance of victory as their County Championship game with Northants at Park Road, Uxbridge, ended in a draw.
After Ben Scott's career best 164 gave Middlesex maximum batting points Northants were set a target of 365 to win on Wednesday afternoon.
Three quick wickets left Northants in trouble at 33-3 but then Lance Klusener (94 not out) and David Sales (48) put on 148 for the fourth wicket.
With 32 overs lost to rain in the afternoon the match ended early in a draw with Northants on 176-3.
Middlesex 340 & 377-8 Northants 377 & 176-3