Cricket World Dice Cricket County Championship Round 9 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 9 – Division 1 - there were wins for Lancashire and Northants yesterday and Gloucestershire, Kent and Essex today on the final day.
Gloucestershire v Hampshire
Gloucestershire 321/6 (Hammond 124, Stevenson 3/70) & 293/8 dec (Howell 119, Taylor 3/83)
Hampshire 184ao (Vince 70, van Buuren 5/39) & 276ao (Rossouw 93, Drissell 6/78)
Gloucestershire won by 154 runs
Hampshire put up a good fight on the final day in Chelmsford, largely thanks to the efforts of Rossouw with his 93. It was unfortunate that he did not quite get over the line with for a century, but it took a wonder catch from Dent off van Buuren to get rid of him from the first chance he offered in the day.
Gloucestershire have Drissell to thank for a wonderful spell of bowling which saw him take 6/78 to seal the victory after a fine all round performance from the hosts.
Kent v Somerset
Kent 309ao (Blake 89*, C Overton 3/74) & 247 ao (Crawley 43, Gregory 4/53)
Somerset 270ao (Abell 59, Stevens 3/91) & 282 ao (Byrom 85, C Overton 51, Stevens 3/40)
Result – Kent won by 4 runs
Absolute heartbreak for Somerset as they were narrowly beaten in a nail biter with the hosts running out victors after a stroke of genius from Kent captain Billings to reintroduce old timer Stevens for one final roll of the dice.
Requiring just 11 to win, with two wickets remaining and the in-form C Overton on strike, seeing it like a beach ball and having just reached a half century, it took a brave man to throw the ball to his most experienced bowler.
Stevens took the wicket of Overton with his first ball before the effervescent Brookes stroked his first ball into the river reducing the required target to 5. Undeterred, Stevens bowled an audacious slower, slower ball and as Brookes tried to play a similar shot he missed and had his stumps rearranged. Queue euphoria amongst the Kent players as the celebrations began.
Essex v Yorkshire
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) & 176ao (Kohler-Cadmore 39. Porter 3/41, Quinn 3/41)
Result – Essex won by 115 runs
Porter and Quinn teamed up with 3 wickets apiece to dismiss Essex between lunch and tea on day 4 to wrap up a fine win. Only Kohler-Cadmore was able to resist for a time against some fantastic swing and seam bowling as the placid pitch came alive on day 4.
Essex will take great pleasure in turning this game around after a poor show in the first innings, and both Quinn & Porter for their wickets and runs will be treated like kings on the journey home to Chelmsford tonight.
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