Cricket World Dice Cricket Virtual County Championship: Round 6 Division 1 Day 3
All the latest news, scores and updates from the Cricket World Dice Cricket Virtual County Championship: Round 6 Division 1 Day 3 – there were wins for Yorkshire over Kent and Surrey over Northants, as the other games go into Day 4 for the result.
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Virtual County Championship - DIVISION ONE
Yorkshire v Kent
Kent 220ao (Stevens 40, Patterson 4/64) & 56/6 (Kuhn 23, Bresnan 4/30) & 176ao Bell-Drummond 58, Bresnan 4/30)
Yorkshire 307/9 dec (Bresnan 113, Milnes 4/78) & 92/4 (Ballance 42, Milnes 2/43)
Result – Yorkshire won by 6 wickets
Points – Yorkshire (22) , Kent (4)
Only Bell-Drummond (58) managed a score in Kent's inadequate 176 all out and Yorkshire set about the chase with positivity and in some hurry to get on the golf course.
The winning runs came up just after lunch with Ballance contributing a quickfire 42. Milnes (2/43) and co did their best and saw off 4 Yorkshire batters, but the result was never in doubt after Bresnan's day 2 heroics.
Lancashire v Somerset
Somerset 324/9 dec (Brookes 48*, Anderson 4/84) & 235ao (Davies 63, Onions 4/30)
Lancashire 304/8 dec (Vilas 106, C Overton 3/70) & 48/5 (Guest 27, Brookes 3/27)
The Lancashire bowlers backed up their captain and his decision to declare behind on first innings and tore the Somerset top order apart with only Davies making a stand against Mahmood’s pace and Anderson's guile. It was Onions (4/30) who finished the job for Lancashire and Somerset were dismissed way short of where they wanted to be on only 235.
By the close, however, the match has swung hugely in favour of Somerset, as Philander (3/27) came out firing and saw off Livingstone, Guest and Watling early, to leave Lancashire struggling hard on 48/5.
Surrey v Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire 275ao (Newton 88, Plunkett 5/85) & 165ao (Cobb 65, Dunn 5/67)
Surrey 278ao (Foakes 112*, Glover 3/46) & 164/8 (Burns 31, Procter 3/40)
Result – Surrey won by 2 wickets
Points – Surrey (20), Northants (4)
No recovery for Northants today as Surrey keep up the pressure and finish the job with Cobb (65) top scoring for Northants and Matt Dunn the star taking 5/67 for Surrey.
A small target of just 162 for Surrey was never in doubt and despite losing 8 wickets on a crumbling pitch they were always in control with Burns looking good for his 31 and Proctor giving Northants a chance with his 3/40.
Essex v Hampshire
Essex 231ao (Lawrence 54, Fuller 3/8) & 430/9 dec (Browne 107, Dawson 3/79)
Hampshire 243ao (Dawson 69, Quinn 4/54) & Hampshire 43/2 (Northeast 20*)
Hampshire needed to take wickets early when the ball was swinging around enough to cause trouble, but Browne was right up to the task and saw off the tricky early period and went on to record a beautiful 107 before he was trapped in front by Dawson (3/76).
The declaration came, and a perfect day for Essex was rounded off with the loss of 2 Hampshire wickets late in the day to leave the visitors on 43/2 and they will require 375 on day 4 to win with 8 wickets remaining.
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