LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 6 Day 2: May 13th - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports
Here are all the latest scores, match and news updates from the LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 6 Day 2: Friday May 13th
Northamptonshire piled up their biggest ever total against Warwickshire - 597 for six - to put the champions under serious pressure on the second day of their LV=Insurance County Championship tussle at Edgbaston.
Needing 448 to avoid the follow on, Warwickshire will resume on the third morning on 88 for two, their decision to bowl first on a benign pitch having spectacularly backfired.
After Ricardo Vasconcelos and Will Young scored centuries on the first day, Luke Procter added another, a painstaking unbeaten 100 from 199 balls in four and a half hours. Supported by Josh Cobb (66, 95), the in-form former Lancashire player lifted the visitors to an imposing total against an injury-hit attack manfully led by Nathan McAndrew (three for 121).
After 154.1 overs in the field, Warwickshire then lost Alex Davies and Rob Yates in the first 20 overs. They will look to Dom Sibley (37 not out, 120) balls to lead the required massive rearguard action.
After resuming on the second morning on 372 for two, Northamptonshire quickly lost Emilio Gay, bowled by McAndrew for 45 (117 balls). Rob Keogh batted positively for 27 (28 balls) but was then bowled through the gate by McAndrew who managed to prise some life from the batsman-friendly track.
Procter plodded through the morning session for 20 runs but Cobb showed more enterprise. He struck four fours and three sixes and his fifth first class century was beckoning when he responded to a dodgy call for a single from his partner and was beaten by Davies' direct hit from cover.
Davies then accepted a catch on the square leg boundary to remove Lewis McManus and end Danny Briggs' long wait for a wicket. Procter and Matthew Kelly added an unbroken 62 in ten overs before the declaration arrived when Procter ladled Yates over the long leg rope to reach his sixth first class century.
Northamptonshire's 17th-biggest first class total, albeit slowly accumulated at times, put their hosts under scoreboard pressure and their bowlers struck twice early on. Davies sped to 29 (three fours and a six) but fell lbw to Jack white and Yates edged Kelly to Young at second slip.
At 57 for two the champions were facing a mountainous escape mission. Sibley and Sam Hain avoided further mishaps in the last 18 overs of the day but much of that mountain remains ahead of the Bears.
Keaton Jennings completed a superb 238 to record Lancashire’s highest ever individual score in Roses first-class cricket during another dominant day against Yorkshire at Headingley.
The left-handed opener’s third career double century, his second against Yorkshire - the other was for Durham, underpinned his side’s mammoth total of 566 for nine declared on day two of this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.
Having resumed on an overnight 288 for three from 96 overs, the Red Rose rubbed Yorkshire’s noses in it after they were hurt by a series of dropped catches, including Jennings four times.
Lancashire declared after tea with their highest ever Roses total on the board before Yorkshire reached closed on 53 for two from 22 overs.
Unfortunately for Jennings, he fell just short of the highest individual score for either side in Roses first-class cricket, Darren Lehmann’s 252 here in 2001. But he beat Graham Lloyd’s Lancashire record of 225 in a first-class friendly here four years earlier.
The 29-year-old, who hit 32 fours in 408 balls before being run out, clearly loves batting against Yorkshire.
His previous career best 221 not out came against them for Durham at the Riverside in 2016, added to two other centuries for his current employers last season.
A plethora of centuries have been scored up and down the land at the start of 2022 by county batters young and old. Many will have been spoken about as England possibles for this summer’s Test Matches.
It is likely Jennings, whose last of 17 Tests came in early 2019, will now be the subject of similar speculation following last week’s 110 versus Warwickshire at Emirates Old Trafford, his first innings since last August following calf issues.
He began the day on 150, was particularly strong square of - or behind - the wicket on the off-side with cuts and guides, though also drove handsomely during an innings which spanned nine hours.
Jennings and visiting captain Dane Vilas, who made 82 and with whom he completed a 177 stand for the fourth wicket shortly after lunch, started the day by taking few risks.
Vilas, whose 17th run took him to 10,000 in his first-class career, was the one who upped the tempo before the break.
He pulled Haris Rauf for a huge six over long-leg to reach his fifty and lofted Dom Bess over the ropes much straighter.
The first of them sailed out of the ground over the doubled tiered stand in Headingley’s North East Corner.
Yorkshire at least regained some respectability with four wickets during the afternoon and two after tea.
Off-spinner Bess (three for 151 from 39 overs) led the way and trapped both Vilas and George Balderson lbw and had Phil Salt caught at slip for 37 as Lancashire fell to 504 for seven in the 155th over.
In amongst that, Jennings was sent back by Phil Salt and run out at the non-striker’s end by Jordan Thompson from midwicket.
Tom Loten claimed a superb one-handed return catch to remove Tom Bailey after tea and secure his maiden first-class wicket. He added his second when Luke Wood picked out deep backward square leg for 39, signalling an immediate declaration.
After conceding their third highest first-class score against anyone on this ground, Yorkshire then lost opener Adam Lyth lbw offering no shot to a Bailey in-swinger in the second over of their reply - 11 for one.
Dawid Malan later fell to an excellent diving catch by Matt Parkinson at midwicket off Balderson’s seamers, leaving Yorkshire 48 for two in the 17th.
George Hill and Loten, the nightwatchman, ensured there were no further alarms and reached 15 and three respectively. Jimmy Anderson bowled eight overs across two spells for 27 runs.
Surrey dominated Kent on day two of their LV= Insurance County Championship match at Beckenham, posting 671 for nine before reducing Kent to 45 for one, a deficit of 626.
The Division One leaders broke the world record for the highest score without a batter making a hundred, and equalled the first-class record of seven for the number of players making half-centuries without passing three figures. After Ollie Pope and Ryan Patel had made 96 and 76 respectively on day one, Jamie Overton smacked 93 from 92 balls, Ben Foakes made 91, Sam Curran 78, Colin de Grandhomme 66 and Jordan Clark 54 not out
The hosts meanwhile maintained their 100 percent record of conceding at least 500 in every first innings so far this season, with Nathan Gilchrist’s three for 121 the least awful bowling figures.
Ben Compton and Daniel Bell-Drummond were the not out batters at stumps on 14 and 7, after Dan Worrall removed England’s Zak Crawley for 17.
Kent went into day two clinging to the hope that early wickets might keep them in the contest and they struck early when Foakes edged Matt Quinn behind.
Surrey responded with a century partnership between Overton, in as a deluxe night-watchman, and Curran. Overton produced an array of shots and raced past 50 with successive fours off George Linde. When he holed out to Darren Stevens he was dropped near the boundary by Jordan Cox, who seemed to misjudge the flight, and in the same over Curran then passed 50 with a single.
Overton subsequently hit Stevens for a six that cleared the stand and smacked Stevens’ next delivery for a maximum over the sightscreen, but he was out in the next over, bowled by Linde, seven runs short of his second first class century. The dismissal meant Surrey became the first team ever to lose three consecutive batsman in the nineties in first-class cricket, following Pope’s departure late on day one.
Surrey were 470 for six at lunch and although Curran was stumped on 78 off Linde, de Grandhomme became the sixth Surrey batter to score a half-century when he took two from Gilchrist.
Will Jacks was out for 20 when he swiped Gilchrist to square leg, where Cox took a low catch, before de Grandhomme was eventually run out by Quinn, but the last wicket duo of Clark and Worrall took Surrey past the previous world record for a score without an individual hundred, the 609 posted by Namibia against Uganda in 2010-11.
Tea was delayed until 4.34pm at which point, with the lingering grains of hope draining away from the home fans, Surrey declared, leaving Worrall unbeaten on 44.
Kent were left with 19 overs to navigate until stumps and were probably relieved they only lost Crawley, who was caught behind at the start of the eleventh over.
Surrey’s Jamie Overton said: “We’re in a good position to push the game forward. We’ve got a very strong line-up. I was down to bat at ten, so I had the opportunity to go up the order and tried to take it and luckily it came off.
(On the record of the highest score without an individual century) “I just saw it on Twitter a couple of balls before we got it, I wasn’t aware of it. It’s probably not the best stat for us as players because we all want to get those hundreds but it’s nice to get some runs on the board.
“It’s a good wicket, we know it’s going to be a hard couple of days but we’ve set out to bat once and bat big once and try and bowl them out twice in two days. We’ve made a good start and there’s a little bit of spin there for Jacko so if the seamers can put it in the right area as well we’ve got every chance.”
Kent’s Jack Leaning said: “There are some pretty tired bodies up there to be honest but we’ve understood it’s a pretty good pitch. We know that we were under par with the ball and as a batting unit now it’s our turn to stand up and do what they’ve done to us and post a massive score.
“I just think we were lacking a bit of consistency throughout the innings. In patches we were very good, certainly what we showed after lunch on day one is what we’re capable of as a bowling unit, but I don’t think we quite did that for long enough. The pitch is a good one and the balls get soft as they get older, but credit to them, they batted well and didn’t really give us a sniff to be honest.
“As soon as you take the mindset of just batting time I think you lose your intent and it allows a team to bowl at you. We’ve got a big two days ahead of us and hopefully we can come out of it with at least a draw.”
Tom Abell’s tenth first class century tightened Somerset’s stranglehold on the second day of their LV= County Championship match with Gloucestershire at the Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol.
The visiting skipper took his run tally in his last four knocks to 415 with a measured 142, made from 246 balls, with 17 fours and a six, as his side took their first innings total from an overnight 319 for four to 591 for seven declared.
Lewis Gregory contributed a sparkling 89 at a run a ball, smiting 10 fours and 4 sixes. By the close, Gloucestershire had struggled to 119 for four in reply, Jack Leach claiming three for 29 from 13 overs.
Any hope the hosts had of escaping Somerset’s grip disappeared at the start of the day when Abell, still on his overnight 52, edged Chappell straight to second slip where Miles Hammond somehow contrived to spill the chance.
Gloucestershire’s already lengthy injury list was extended when skipper Graeme van Buuren crashed into an advertising board attempting to prevent a boundary and had to leave the field nursing a badly jarred right shoulder.
Ryan Higgins assumed the captaincy as Abell and Steve Davies batted with caution through the first hour, the latter bringing up 350 with a back-foot forcing shot for four off Brad Wheal.
The total had progressed to 361 when Davies was caught behind driving for 37 to give loan recruit Wheal his first Gloucestershire wicket.
Gregory’s arrival saw Somerset accelerate immediately as he lifted left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar for a straight six.
A swashbuckling shot through the leg side for four saw Gregory bring up 400 before another boundary off George Scott took the all-rounder past 3,000 first class runs.
Abell, who must be on England’s radar, played his part in raising the scoring rate and reached a 202-ball hundred with a single, courtesy of a misfield.
Gregory smashed the next delivery from part-time spinner Jacob Bethel straight for six and by lunch the pair had added 92 off 90 balls.
The afternoon session saw Gregory go to fifty with his third six, a pull off Chappell, and it was just a case of how many the visitors wanted to score.
Abell was eight short of his career-best score when top-edging a sweep off Zafar to Wheal at deep square, while Gregory robbed himself of a hundred, run out by Wheal calling for a third after Craig Overton’s bottom edge past the wicketkeeper.
Some lusty blows had taken Overton to 35 before Abell called a halt in mid-afternoon. There were 11 overs before tea and the first ball of the opening one saw Peter Siddle pin George Scott plum lbw.
Having kept wicket for 147 overs, James Bracey found himself walking out to bat at three with hardly a break. He and Harris took the score to 33 by the interval.
Bracey rode his luck at times, but also hit 6 fours in reaching 39 before pushing forward to the final ball of Leach’s first over and edging the England left-arm spinner to Overton at slip.
Leach struck again as Marcus Harris, on 32, guided the last delivery of his fifth over into the hands of Tom Banton at short-leg and grabbed his third wicket when Hammond edged a back-foot defensive shot to Overton.
It was an impressive effort from Leach, who bowled at just the right pace to apply pressure on an unresponsive surface.
James Pattinson took the bowling plaudits as Nottinghamshire dominated on day two of their LV = Insurance County Championship clash with Middlesex at Lord’s.
The former Australian international had just six wickets from his two outings this term prior to the trip to Lord’s, but was clearly inspired by coming through the Grace Gates, returning four for 49 as the hosts were shot out for 195, 220 runs behind.
Pattinson’s sterling effort came in the wake of a thrilling 50 at No 11 for Luke Fletcher which lifted Nottinghamshire to 415 and maximum batting points despite four for 64 for Toby Roland-Jones and six catches behind the stumps for wicketkeeper John Simpson.
Nottinghamshire elected not to enforce the follow-on, Fletcher’s earlier heroics seeing him promoted to open as night-watchman as they closed on 4-0 second time around.
The morning was the story of two pacemen on opposite sides of the contest, Roland-Jones for the hosts and Fletcher for the visitors, the latter with willow in hand.
Roland-Jones, who’d bowled frugally without reward 24 hours earlier struck with the first ball of the day, trapping Steven Mullaney in front for his overnight 92.
It would be the first of four scalps for the former England seamer, the pick of which was a beauty to disturb the top of Liam Patterson-White’s off-stump.
At 352-9 Nottinghamshire were subsiding quickly but Fletcher joined Stuart Broad for a swashbuckling last-wicket stand of 63. In truth, Broad was a passenger as Fletcher struck some fearsome blows, twice thumping leg-spinner Luke Hollman straight back over this head for six.
By the time he edged Martin Andersson through to Simpson, Fletcher had sped to a run a ball 50, the sixth of his first-class career, and made the host’s lunch almost indigestible.
In reply Middlesex, perhaps affected by the scoreboard pressure of chasing 415 indulged in self-inflicted wounds as first Robson lost his off-stump offering no shot to Pattinson before Mark Stoneman set off for a suicidal single, only for Fletcher to swoop on the ball and throw down the stumps at the striker’s end, leaving Josh De Caires well short. Fletcher’s celebration was reminiscent of Imran Tahir – joy unconfined.
Stoneman and skipper Peter Handscomb briefly threatened a comeback, the latter hooking several short balls bowled in a bid to bounce him out.
Whatever the Nottinghamshire boys had for tea the impact was immediate as Pattinson, despite having had some no-ball troubles, castled Stoneman with one which jagged between bat and pad. And when he trapped Handscomb lbw two short of 50 Middlesex were in retreat.
Max Holden was Patterson-White’s 19th victim of the season when he like Robson offered no shot and was plumb in front, while Simpson, so often Middlesex’s man for a crisis, was given a life when dropped at slip, only to be pinned in front by the irrepressible Fletcher soon afterwards.
Pattinson however couldn’t be kept from centre-stage for long, returning this time at the Nursery End to make Hollman the fifth lbw victim of the innings.
Broad (three for 39) , in what may be his last game before the First Test against New Zealand next month, finally got in on the act when Roland-Jones obligingly hooked him down long-leg’s throat and he then removed Martin Andersson, when he gloved a short ball to square leg in a desperate quest for runs.
The England quick bowled Tim Murtagh to end Middlesex’s batting misery, but the division two leaders face an uphill battle to save the game heading into day three.
A fine century from Tom Clark helped Sussex overcome a rare failure on the part of Chetashwar Pujara and establish a dominant position in their LV Insurance county championship fixture against Leicestershire at the UptonSteel County Ground.
It was Clark's second century of what is proving a breakthrough season for the 21-year-old from Hayward's Heath, his first having been made against Nottinghamshire in Sussex's opening match of the season, and puts his county in with a strong chance of ending their run of 17 championship matches without a win.
Only five wickets fell during the day as the pitch flattened under almost unbroken sunshine, but with two spinners in the side, Sussex, who finished the day with a first innings lead of 176, will be hopeful it starts to take turn when they attempt to bowl a disheartened Leicestershire out for a second time.
The morning session saw Sussex captain Tom Haines pick up where he had left off the previous evening, moving swiftly from his overnight score of 22 to his fourth half-century of the season, a 45 ball effort that included eight boundaries. His attempt to hit a ninth, however, cutting at a delivery from Wiaan Mulder, succeeded only in chopping the ball into his stumps.
When Pujara went soon afterwards, raising his eyes to the heavens in understandable disbelief after being given out leg before to Ben Mike's first ball of the day, a delivery which looked to be missing leg stump, Sussex were 96-3 and their young batting line-up appeared exposed. But Clark, in company with Oli Carter, dug in, eschewing risk in building a partnership that had reached 41 at lunch.
Both were fortunate once: Clark, having called for a run after hitting the ball close to Mike at midwicket when on 31, would have been several yards short of his ground if Mike's throw had hit, while Carter flashed hard at another Mike delivery when on just 5 and Rishi Patel could not hold a very hard high chance to his right at second slip.
Carter looked a different player after the interval and his more positive approach, which included lofting left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson for a straight six, paid dividends as he went to his 50 off 111 deliveries. Clark continued to accumulate sensibly as the partnership moved to 140 before Carter, having hit a second maximum, unaccountably played down the wrong line at the off-spin of Colin Ackermann and was bowled.
Shortly afterwards Clark reached his century with a pull to the boundary off Beuran Hendricks, his 11th boundary in 182 balls faced. He received further good support, first from Delray Rawlins in a partnership of 60 for the fifth wicket before Rawlins was brilliantly caught by Patel, diving to his left to take a high chance at second slip off the bowling of Chris Wright, and then from 17-year-old Archie Lenham before Clark attempted to hit Parkinson over the legside and Mike, standing at short mid-on, stuck out his right hand to take another excellent catch.
Clark had hit 18 fours and faced 262 balls in his 138.
Lenham however showed impressive maturity in continuing to build the lead, hitting South Africa international Mulder for three boundaries in an over as he closed on what would be a maiden first-class half-century.
Shan Masood scored his third century of a remarkable season to stay on course for 1000 runs before the end of May as Derbyshire dominated the second day of the LV=Insurance County Championship match against Worcestershire at Derby.
The Pakistan left-hander made 113 from 132 balls to take his tally to 826 with a possible three more innings to come before the end of the month.
Brooke Guest scored 77 with Derbyshire plundering 172 runs in 36 overs between lunch and tea before Worcestershire hit back in the evening session to leave the home side on 274 for 4, trailing by 94.
Fast bowler Sam Conners took four wickets in the morning to complete a five wicket haul as Worcestershire lost their last five wickets for 42 to be bowled out for 368.
The day had promised much more for the visitors but after subsiding to Conners they felt the full measure of Masood’s elegant strokeplay.
Ed Barnard and Ben Cox represented Worcestershire’s best chance of passing 400 but they both fell in the same over to Conners, Barnard driving loosely to cover and Cox lbw to a ball that looked to be missing leg stump.
Conners made it three in seven balls when he found lift and away movement to remove Josh Baker before nightwatchman Adam Finch, after 22 overs of determined resistance, pulled Ryan Sidebottom to deep backward square.
Sidebottom immediately left the field with a calf injury but Anuj Dal pulled off another stunning catch at point to quickly end the innings and give Conners his fifth wicket.
Derbyshire set the tone for what followed by scoring 30 in seven overs before lunch and the afternoon became one to remember for Masood and one to forget for Worcestershire.
Although they are missing three front-line bowlers through injury, there was no mitigation for the way runs were leaked on both sides of the wickets with the bowlers unable to exert any pressure.
After Billy Godelman got an inside edge onto his leg stump, Masood and Guest cruised along at almost a run-a-ball against indisciplined bowling and increasingly ragged fielding.
Masood’s timing and placement was exemplary but Worcestershire helped him along the way, Barnard spilling a chance at backward point off Ben Gibbon on 67 and then fluffing a run out chance 10 runs later.
Inevitably, he moved to his third century in seven innings from 115 balls but Worcestershire regrouped after tea with Gibbon claiming the prized wicket of Masood during an impressive 11 overs spell from the City End.
The 21-year-old beat Masood’s attempted drive in the first over after the interval, the first of three wickets to fall for only 27 runs in 15 overs which reflected Worcestershire’s improvement.
Guest lost his concentration and edged a big drive at a wide ball from Barnard and Wayne Madsen was lbw trying to work Baker’s left-arm spin to leg.
Gibbons was unlucky not to make further inroads but Leus du Plooy and Luis Reece saw Derbyshire through to the close although Worcestershire have the prospect of a second new ball early on day three.
Billy Root orchestrated a Glamorgan fightback on day two of their LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two match against Durham at the Riverside.
Root dragged his team out of trouble at 163 for seven with a fine innings of 88 to defy the Durham bowlers. Sam Northeast, Kiran Carlson and Michael Neser also scored half-centuries, but it was the visitors' lower order that frustrated the hosts, adding 202 runs for the final three wickets.
Matthew Potts and Ben Raine took four wickets apiece, but Durham's bowling in the afternoon outside of the duo was below-par, allowing the Welsh outfit to accumulate a healthy lead of 54. Michael Hogan and Neser nipped out Sean Dickson and Keegan Petersen to leave the hosts in trouble in their second innings still 15 runs behind.
Resuming on 31 for two, Glamorgan looked to make headway into Durham's first-innings total, but were pegged back from the seventh ball of the day as Scott Borthwick took a diving catch at second slip to dismiss David Lloyd after Rushworth found his outside edge. Marnus Labuschagne took 19 deliveries to get off the mark, and did not seem comfortable at the crease. His stay lasted a further three balls before he played across the line and was pinned lbw by Raine.
Northeast provided the early resistance and marched towards his fifty at a good rate, striking Rushworth for three-straight boundaries. The 32-year-old notched his fourth half-century of the campaign, but failed to kick on for his first ton of 2022, edging behind to Ned Eckersley for 51 as Rushworth had his revenge. Carlson followed the mantra of Northeast to put the pressure back on the Durham bowlers. Ben Stokes' first three overs consequently went for 29, with Carlson racing towards his half-century from 42 balls.
The lunch break came at the right time for the hosts, and Potts returned with a spring in his step to bowl Carlson with the first ball after the interval. The Durham seamer claimed his fourth of the innings as Cooke was caught down the leg-side, leaving Glamorgan reeling at 163 for seven.
However, Root and Neser stabilised the Glamorgan ranks, and the Australia international led the way with an aggressive approach. Neser capitalised on loose bowling from the home side to score a brisk fifty, his first in the County Championship, reaching the mark with a firm strike down the ground against Borthwick.
The stand between Neser and Root surpassed 100 before Raine removed Neser for 62 to give the home side hope of earning a slender lead. Root ensured that Glamorgan secured a third batting point and then advanced beyond Durham's first-innings total.
He and Timm van der Gugten, with runner Labuschagne due to his ailing hamstring, frustrated Stokes, Carse and company in a defiant partnership of 83 for the ninth wicket. Root was on the precipice of a deserved hundred, but gave away his wicket for 88 with a loose drive off Raine, who then claimed his fourth scalp to end the Glamorgan innings.
Hogan and Neser made early inroads to remove Dickson and Petersen, handing Lloyd and his team momentum to take into day three.
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