Cricket World Dice Cricket County Championship Round 10 Day 4 : Div 1 Latest news, Scores and Updates
All the Latest news, Scores and Updates from day 4 of the Cricket World Dice Cricket County Championship Round 10 – Division 1 – there were wins for Somerset, Hampshire, Kent and Yorkshire on the final day.
Essex v Somerset
Somerset 326/9 dec (Hildreth 78*, S Cook 3/89) & 288ao (Hildreth 52, Gregory 108, Quinn 5/84)
Essex 173ao (A Cook 62, Gregory 4/29) & 203ao (Porter 70*, C Overton 4/43)
Result - Somerset won by 238 runs
Porter (70*) was the only Essex batter to stand up to the Somerset pacemen on the fial morning. It was always going to be in vain, and the outcome was inevitable with Somerset only requiring 2 wickets for the victory.
Dom Bess wrapped up the game as Allison holed out to Davey in the deep as Somerset took the win by 238 runs.
Surrey v Hampshire
Surrey 239ao (Burns 78, Fuller 3/5) & 342ao (Pope 71, Clarke 74, Taylor 5/104)
Hampshire 236ao (Northeast 67, Clarke 4/46) & 346/9 (Northeast 142*, S Curran 3/99)
Result – Hampshire won by 1 wicket
There have been close games this season, but this one was a belter for the neutral spectator. Going into the final day, Hampshire required 176 with only 5 second innings wickets remaining. The calmness and professionalism demonstrated by Sam Northeast in cutting, pulling and driving his way to an unbeaten 142* and getting Hampshire across the line to record an outstanding victory were incredible to behold.
His match winning performance did not come without chances being offered, and right up to the final nail biting moments, with Hampshire 9 down Northeast was undone by first Sam Curran and then Liam Plunkett, but both opportunities were grassed in the slips. Yorkshire will fell they let this one go, but spotlight on Northeast for a well-deserved MoM award in the famous 1 wicket victory for Hampshire.
Warwickshire v Kent
Warwickshire 279ao (Stone 66*, Podmore 5/96) & 208ao (Hain 35, Podmore 5/84)
Kent 323/7 dec (Crawley 85, Norwell 5/49) & 166/7 (Bell-Drummond 46, Norwell 3/30)
Result - Kent won by 3 wickets
Norwell, the bowling hero for Warwickshire in the first innings managed to pick up another 3 in this innings, but the runs were not there for Warwickshire to put any pressure on Kent. Bell-Drummond added a further 16 to his overnight score and fell four short of a 50, but the Kent lower order finished the job with confidence.
Kent dominated this game from ball 1, and it was a brave, bold but ultimately great decision to bowl first on day 1!
Yorkshire v Gloucestershire
Yorkshire 211ao (Malan 95, Payne 4/30) & 433/6 dec (Ballance 128, Drissell 3/109)
Gloucestershire 218ao (Payne 48, Patterson 3/27) & 324ao (van Buuren 79, Coad 4/89)
Result – Yorkshire won by 102 runs
Despite the efforts of van Buuren (79) and Higgins (70), with a fantastically entertaining cameo from Payne (54) near the end, Gloucester fell well short in this match, losing as they did by 102. Ben Coad added to his overnight tally and recorded a fine analysis of 4/89 in batting friendly conditions.
Gloucester did well to get to 324, but in truth the game was gone and the pressure was off with the tail swinging freely and seeing the ball land in the acres of space with the sizable cordon looking on..
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