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by Cricket World & Patrick Latham & Wesley Durston Tuesday 30 June 2020
Gloucestershire 321/6 (Hammond 124, Stevenson 3/70) & 293/8 dec (Howell 119, Taylor 3/83)
Hampshire 184ao (Vince 70, van Buuren 5/39) & 35/1 (Organ 19*)
A recovery for Gloucestershire, mainly through Howell, who scored a majestic 119 after a poor team batting performance on day 2. He was supported by Shaw who struck an unbeaten 61* in the total of 293 declared, which, with just over a day to go should be plenty to ensure the loss is off the table.
In a short period before the close, Gloucestershire managed to take one of the Hampshire batters with them back to the clubhouse in their score of 51/1. Plenty work for Hampshire to do tomorrow to save this game.
Kent 309ao (Blake 89*, C Overton 3/74) & 247 ao (Crawley 43, Gregory 4/53)
Somerset 270ao (Abell 59, Stevens 3/91) & 124/4 (Davies 40, Groenewald 1/15)
Lewis Gregory gave Somerset a real chance in this game with his 4/53 helping to dismiss Kent for 247, plenty less than they would have hoped as they set out today at 57/0. Similarly to the Somerset innings the Kent players all contributed with 20s and 30s, but nobody went on to make the game safe and put the pressure on Somerset on day 4. The game is still wide open!
Warwickshire 117ao (Ambrose 44, Anderson 5/56) & 237ao (Bell 53, Ambrose 57*, Onions 4/6
Lancashire 337ao (Bailey 84*, Hannon-Dalby 3/83) & 20/0 (Jennings 17*)
Result – Lancashire Won by 10 wickets
Tim Ambrose again helped Warwickshire out as he finished unbeaten on 57*, but the final total was sadly woefully short, leaving a target of just 17 for Lancashire to win the game.
Keaton Jennings finished the job with 17* in the first over leading a rampant Lancashire boldly over the line to celebrate another victory.
Northants 181ao (Vasconcelos 61, Kimber 5/35) & 255ao (Wakely 63; Clarke 3/50, Kimber 3/46)
Surrey 208ao (Plunkett 67, Buck 4/58) & 169ao (Clarke 45, Sanderson 3/41)
Result – Northants won by 59 runs
The Northants tail can be pleased with their work as they added a further 47 runs this morning as Kimber again the man for Surrey taking 3/46 to complete match figures of 8/81. Northants took the field with confidence and the opening bowlers used the new ball to good effect after Burns and Stoneman had set positively about chasing down the Northants total.
When they both went, wickets tumbled and but for Ricky Clarke (45) the Surrey total of 169 ao would have made even more uncomfortable reading. The Northants win will boost the side, putting them back in contention near the top of the table.
Essex 190ao (Westley 81, Bresnan 5/35) & 417/8 (Cook 63, Porter 102*, Bresnan 3/64)
Yorkshire 316/9 dec (Malan 77, Harmer 4/60) & 29/1 (Malan 15*, Quinn 1/10)
Jamie Porter scored a fantastic 102* for Essex as they were able to declare on 417/8. Porter was superbly supported by Simon Harmer with his 92, and they find themselves in the ascendency with a huge lead and plenty of time left in the game to come hard at Yorkshire.
The hosts negotiated a tricky period to go in at 29 with the loss of only one wicket but will have a great deal of work to do tomorrow to stay in this game.
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