LV County Championship Round Up: 7th August
LV County Championship Division Two, day three
Middlesex against Kent inside three days as they won by 47 runs. Set 334 to win, Kent lost a string of wickets leaving them struggling, however Amjad Khan batting at number 11 hit an unbeaten 62 from 43 deliveries to give his side hope. However it was in vain as Kent finally took the last wicket to win the match.
The match between looks to be heading for a draw after the Welsh county scored 566. It was two bowlers however that scored the runs with Adam Shantry and Robert Croft both hitting centuries before being dismissed. Leicestershire moved to 77 for two at the end of the day’s play and will be looking to see out tomorrow to claim a draw.
Steve Adshead hit an unbeaten 156 as of their match against Essex. Gloucestershire were eventually bowled out for 498 and Essex were able to make it to 75 for three at the end of the day with Tom Westley and Mark Pettini at the crease.
LV County Championship Division One, day three
After another rain hit day, look to be heading for a draw. Day three of this match finished and the teams were still only in the second innings of the match as Notts finished on 429 for four after Adam Voges had hit a century.
James Hildreth was left unbeaten on 86 as Somerset declared on 323 for eight in a bid to against Warwickshire after Marcus Trescothick made 109. Chris Woakes picked up four wickets and Boyd Rankin three before Warwickshire closed on 156 for three, Tony Frost unbeaten on 71 and Charl Willoughby returning a couple of wickets.
LV County Championship Division One, day two
Lancashire finished day two of their match on 106 for one after bowling the opposition out for 337. Sean Ervine scored a century to help Hampshire post a reasonable score but Tom Smith hit 44 not out to take his side to the end of the day.
LV County Championship Division Two, day two
Tim Groenewald grabbed six for 50 as for 362 and Derbyshire replied with 169 for two, Chris Rogers continuing his fine season with an unbeaten 80 and Greg Smith will resume on 48. Earlier, Surrey lost their last seven wickets for just 46 runs.
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