Cricket World Dice Cricket Virtual County Championship Div 1: Round 5 May 8th – 11th
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Virtual County Championship - DIVISION ONE
Kent v Surrey: venue Canterbury
Kent 249ao (Billings 42, S Curran 3/48)
Surrey 69/1 (Stoneman 35*)
Kent decided to use the pitch first on winning the toss and captain Billings set the tone with a quickfire 42, but again was not able to go on. The Kent middle order did not fire, and were pegged back by some god bowling from S Curran and Morkel with 3 wickets each. Kent amassed 249, slightly under par from where they would have hoped to be and with Stoneman (35* leading the way for the visitors in their reply of 69/1 by the close things were looking good for Surrey.
Warwickshire v Hampshire: venue Edgbaston
Hampshire 349/9 (Rossouw 118, Hannon-Dalby 4/74)
Hampshire won the toss on a bright sunny Birmingham morning and decided to make the most of the glorious conditions. Hannon Dalby had other ideas and removed the top order cheapy but Rossouw steadied and with support from Dawsor and laterly Barker (75) he led the visitors to a commanding 349 by the cose of play in which his contribution registered 118.
Essex v Gloucestershire: venue Chelmsford
Essex 277ao (Cook 134, Shaw 4/72)
Alastair Cook made the most of the conditions after Essex won the toss and batted in perfect conditions. His 134 making up half the teams total of 277 as the ther batters coming and going as he held up one end. Shaw (4/72) was the pick of the Gloucester bowlers with an immaculate line and length on a flat pitch proving too much for the Essex batsmen. Gloucestershire saw the day to a close without mishap ending on 13/0
Somerset v Northamptonshire: venue Taunton
Somerset 248ao (Banton 114, Procter 5/49)
Northants 77/1 (Newton 37*)
Somerset won the toss on what looked a fine batting wicket, but with the loss of Hildreth first ball to one that nipped away sharply and bounced steeply, that decision looked to be in question. Some careful rebuilding from Davies and Banton who was joined by captain Abell at the fall of Davies for 17, put the hosts back on track and the early liveliness in the wicket calmed down.
This allowed Banton to drive, pull and flick his way to a magnificent 114 in the Somerset total of 248. For the visitors, Procter was the pick of the bowlers with 5/49. By the close, Northants had added 77 with the loss of Vasconcelos and Newton remains set on 37*.
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