LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 7 Day 2: Monday 13th June - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports
Here is all the latest news, scores and match reports for the LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 7 Day 2: Monday 13th June
LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 7
Nick Gubbins moved past 500 LV= Insurance County Championship runs for the season with his fourth half-century but Yorkshire remained on top at the Ageas Bowl.
The left-handed Hampshire batter averages 56 this season after two centuries and two other innings which past fifty as he settles into life on the south coast having moved from Middlesex almost a year ago.
Jordan Thompson had snared both Hampshire openers within the first five overs of the riposte but Gubbins’ 58, coupled with Liam Dawson and Ben Brown’s unbroken 114-run stand, made sure the hosts weren’t blown away, albeit still 203 runs in arrears.
Dom Bess had earlier notched his 11th career half-century, an unbeaten 51, as Yorkshire were bowled out for 428 – with Brad Wheal claiming four for 59.
The pitch provided far more pace and bounce than it had on the first day. The pace element was evidenced when Bess edged and dropped at second slip by Dawson; while the bounce did for Matthew Waite, as Dawson made amends after Keith Barker had found the shoulder of the bat.
After a 44-run partnership with Bess, Thompson fell edging to first slip having failed to cut a ball too close to his body, the first of Wheal’s four tail-end scalps. The Scotland international also wrapped Bess on his gloves, which needed medical attention but was fine to bowl later in the day.
Bess showed a flair for finding gaps with guided shots for much of his innings, although peeled off an opulent cover driver off Barker, before reaching fifty in 81 balls with a late cut to the ropes off Dawson.
Around Bess, Wheal had Matthew Revis lbw while attempting a straight drive, Dominic Drakes adjudged to have gloved a bouncer behind and sent Steven Patterson’s off stump to celebrate his 100th first-class wicket. Yorkshire bowled out for 428.
Hampshire had selected Ian Holland and Felix Organ as their openers despite the return to fitness of Joe Weatherley, mainly due to the bowling benefits they bring. Both fell to the new ball to leave Hampshire 12 for two.
Holland was squared up by a Thompson delivery which moved away off the seam. Organ was undone attempting to drive the quick bowler and was struck on the pads.
Gubbins and James Vince veered Hampshire away from a collapse with an 82-run stand, although the former was given a life on 31 as both Adam Lyth and Will Fraine both dropped the same ball in the slips.
Both departed either side of tea. Vince looked set on 33 but was leg before to Waite and Gubbins fell victim to ‘Nelson’ when Patterson angled a ball in and caught his outside edge. Hampshire were again in danger of caving in at 111 for four, but Dawson and Ben Brown rectified things.
Neither could initially be described as fluent. Dawson required 11 balls to get off the mark, pinched a three then took another eight deliveries to score again. It took him 48 balls to find the boundary, although the slashed cover drive was worth the wait. In similar patience, Brown was four off 21 balls.
Dawson ticked along and reached his fifty with a well-judged cut off 91 balls, with the duo’s century stand arriving in 170 balls as they warmed into the aging ball. Brown followed his partner to the milestone with a top edge of the keeper in 98 balls. Dawson ended the day on 61, Brown on 52 and Hampshire 225 for four.
Kent fought back on day two of their LV= Insurance County Championship match with Gloucestershire, reaching 232 for three at stumps, a deficit of 206.
In a contest so far dominated by the bat, Daniel Bell-Drummond made 89 and Ben Compton 80, leaving Kent needing another 57 to avoid following on against their Division One relegation rivals, with Jack Leaning and Jordan Cox unbeaten on 24 and 21 respectively at stumps.
Bottom-of-the-table Gloucestershire were earlier dismissed for 438, having added 50 to their overnight score, Ollie Price going for 51 and Zafar Gohar 49, while Matt Milnes finished with four for 93.
In front of a crowd swelled by 960 children, attending as part of the Schools Day Out initiative, Gloucestershire resumed on 388 for seven, and although they lost Ollie Price early when he was caught hooking Milnes to Jack Leaning at square leg, Gohar took them past the 400 mark, before falling one run short of his half-century when he edged Jacob Duffy behind.
Sam Billings then took a smart, diving catch off Grant Stewart to dismiss Zak Chappell for nine and wrap up the innings.
Chappell struck an early blow when he bowled Ollie Robinson’s off-stump for three, but Compton dropped anchor, batting through the afternoon session while Bell-Drummond scored more freely at the other end, glancing Zafar for a single to reach his 50.
Well over an hour later Compton nudged Phillips to point for a single to reach the same landmark in the final over before tea, at which point Kent were 151 for one.
Cabin fever seemed to set in. When an appeal for caught behind off Compton was turned down, Gohar collapsed so theatrically that the entire ground, including his fielders, burst into laughter.
The partnership was finally broken when Bell-Drummond was caught behind off Ryan Higgins, while Compton’s eventual departure was the latest in a string of luckless dismissals. Attempting to reverse sweep Gohar, the kneeling Compton hit the ball into the ground, with replays suggesting it either bounced up off his pad or off the wicket before it was caught by Glenn Phillips, but Cox and Leaning ensured there were no further alarms.
Rory Burns’ second LV= Insurance County Championship century of the season helped leaders Surrey into a potentially winning position on the second day of the match with Somerset at Taunton.
Unbeaten on 35 overnight, the England Test opener went on to score 113, off 217 balls, with 16 fours and a six, to help his side post 382 for seven in their first innings, a lead of 202.
Will Jacks contributed a fluent 88, with 10 fours, and Jordan Clark 63 not out as Surrey capitalised on a true pitch in a manner Somerset had singularly failed to do on day one.
Before play started, it was announced that Somerset’s Craig Overton had failed a concussion reassessment after being struck on the helmet by twin brother Jamie yesterday and would be replaced in the match by Marchant de Lange.
Hashim Amla was unable to resume his innings for Surrey because of illness and retired not out on his overnight 19, with Ben Geddes taking over as Burns’ partner.
The pair took few risks until Burns moved to his half-century with a top-edged pull off Peter Siddle that flew over the fine leg boundary for six.
Somerset’s bowlers gave little away, without threatening. Burns had moved untroubled to 80 when edging a drive off Kasey Aldridge just wide of second slip.
It was 128 for one when de Lange was introduced to the attack. He made a breakthrough with 16 runs added as Geddes, who had left the ball well in moving to 21, nicked a defensive shot to first slip.
By lunch, Surrey had progressed to 151 for two from 57 overs, with Burns unbeaten on 97 and de Lange having figures of one for eight from seven overs, five of them maidens.
Burns moved to his 23rd first class ton, off 203 balls, with a single off Siddle. Never flamboyant, it was an exemplary innings in terms of shot selection and concentration.
He lost another partner with the score on 170 when Jamie Smith, on six, edged to wicketkeeper Steve Davies, giving 21-year-old Bristolian seamer Aldridge, a first day concussion replacement for Josh Davey, his maiden first class wicket.
Burns departed 12 runs later, left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe finding an outside edge to slip with his first delivery of the day.
Surrey were just two runs ahead at 182 for four, with Amla still sidelined. But Jacks and Cameron Steel dampened Somerset hopes of a fightback by calmly adding 65 before tea.
The final session began with Siddle darting the second new ball into Steel’s pads from wide on the bowling crease to dismiss him lbw for 22.
But Jacks went confidently to a 95-ball half-century, including 6 fours and some of the most attractive shots of the day. He found a capable partner in Clark as they set about batting Somerset out of the game.
Clark had a life on 30, Gregory failing to hold a sharp one-handed chance at slip off Lammonby, before Surrey settled for three batting points, reaching 331 for five off 110 overs.
Jacks looked set to follow Burns to three figures when bowled between bat and pad by de Lange, who almost struck again when Clark’s pull shot went through Siddle’s hands at fine leg for six.
Clark moved to fifty off 65 balls and Jamie Overton clubbed a straight six off van der Merwe before Tom Abell had him caught behind for 20 as the visitors completed a more than satisfactory day.
Steven Croft ended his recent Warwickshire hoodoo to lead Lancashire's defiance on the second day of an absorbing LV=Insurance County Championship match at Edgbaston.
Croft's previous three red-ball innings against the Bears had brought just three runs, but his gritty 90 (183 balls, ten fours, one six) led his side to 280 for nine in reply to 292.
On an intensely competitive, hard-fought day, Lancashire's first innings was a mirror image of Warwickshire's the day before. Where Sam Hain's century had underpinned the home side's batting with only sporadic support, Croft formed a similar backbone for the Red Rose with similarly bit-part contributions from his colleagues.
Liam Norwell, playing his first game back after injury, led the Bears' bowling with four for 78.
With Lancashire 12 runs behind with one first innings wicket left, the match could hardly be more finely poised at the halfway point.
Having bowled Warwickshire out in the penultimate over of the first day, Lancashire launched their innings at the start of the second and lost Keaton Jennings, caught behind off Olly Hannon-Dalby, to the 17th ball.
Norwell took the next two wickets. Josh Bohannon edged a drive and was well held by Will Rhodes high at third slip and then Luke Wells (36, 87 balls) mishooked to mid off.
Croft took root though and added 69 in 15 overs with Dane Vilas (37, 51 balls). The latter looked in good nick but stalked off the field in an state of angst having been adjudged caught by Hain at leg slip off spinner Danny Briggs. Lancashire's captain evidently felt that he did not hit the ball - video evidence suggested he may have had a point.
Rob Jones (28, 67 balls) helped construct another half-century stand with Croft but then mispulled Henry Brookes to mid on. Jones thereby joined the lengthy list in this game of batters to get in then get out, as did George Balderson (19, 35) when he chipped Rhodes to extra cover.
That left Lancashire on 226 for six with a new ball due. Danny Lamb twice pulled that shiny sphere into the Hollies Stand off Norwell but the paceman got his revenge via an edge to first slip.
Norwell then flattened Tom Bailey's off stump before, just as Hain had been uprooted right at the end of the first day, Croft fell, edging the deserving Brookes to first slip, just as the Bears groundstaff were getting ready to put the cat out.
A superb spell from Middlesex fast bowler Toby Roland-Jones completely changed the course of the LV=Insurance County Championship match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield.
Roland-Jones took 5 for 14 in seven overs as Derbyshire lost their last seven wickets for 21 to crumble to 229 all out.
Derbyshire had looked in control when Wayne Madsen, 62, and Brook Guest, 40 were together but Roland-Jones finished with 5 for 45 to earn Middlesex a first innings lead of 22.
An unbeaten 60 from Mark Stoneman increased that to 117 by the close of day two but at 95 for 3, the game is still in the balance.
A batting collapse looked unlikely when Shan Masood was caressing the ball to various parts of Queen’s Park at the start of another cool and windy day.
Masood came into the match with 844 first-class runs to his name this season and he eased the second ball of the morning from Tim Murtagh to the cover boundary.
A straight drive brought him four more in the same over but Ethan Bamber first checked the run flow and then claimed the prize wicket of Masood who edged a drive to first slip.
Billy Godleman began to play more expansively after Masood’s dismissal but his innings ended tamely when he came down the pitch to the first ball from Thilan Walallawita and chipped back a return catch.
Derbyshire did not lose another wicket for 25 overs as Madsen and Guest added 82 to raise their hopes of taking a substantial first innings lead.
But the bowlers never lost their discipline and after Bamber found enough movement to beat Guest’s forward defensive, a change of ball changed the shape of the game.
After Madsen drove Bamber for his ninth four to reach his 100th 50 in all formats for Derbyshire, the umpires swapped the ball and Roland-Jones ripped through the home side.
Running in from the Pavilion End, he tempted Madsen into a drive that was taken at gully to spark an astonishing decline.
After Leus du Plooy edged Murtagh low to first slip, Roland-Jones beat Anuj Dal’s drive and then trapped Alex Thomson lbw as he played across the line.
Late movement accounted for Mark Watt before Sam Conners was struck in front and although Luis Reece drove and pulled Murtagh for two fours, Derbyshire were still in arrears when he holed out to deep mid-wicket.
The momentum was now with Middlesex although Reece made an early breakthrough when Sam Robson got an inside edge onto his leg stump.
Stoneman swept Watt for six but the left-arm spinner was getting some turn and bounce which accounted for Stephen Eskinazi who edged to slip with Middlesex’s lead still below a hundred.
Stoneman became the second batsmen in the match to pass 50 but Dal had Rob White caught behind shortly before the close to keep Derbyshire in the contest.
Durham mustered their third-highest first-class total of 642 for seven to take control of their LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two clash against Worcestershire at Seat Unique Riverside.
Rachin Ravindra continued his fine debut for the home side scoring his maiden first-class double hundred, notching 217 before he was finally dismissed for the second-highest score made by a Durham debutant. Paul Coughlin and Ben Raine also became centurions for the first time, sharing a record-breaking stand for Durham's eighth wicket worth 213 to leave their side in a dominant position.
Raine got the better of the visitors once more this time with the ball, claiming the wickets of Jake Libby and Azhar Ali to reduce Worcestershire to 140 for three at stumps, trailing Durham by 502 runs ahead of day three.
Resuming on 178 not out, Ravindra wasted no time in pushing his score towards 200 with three early boundaries. The left-hander slipped through the gears and reached his double-century with a gentle nudge into the leg-side before saluting his new team-mates, becoming only the third Durham player to score over 200 on their debut. Jonathan Bushnell failed to kick on from his overnight score of 61, adding only five further runs before Dillon Pennington prised him out.
Ben Gibbon was given rough ride by Ravindra after being dispatched for back-to-back boundaries down the ground, but he earned a semblance of revenge by removing the New Zealander, who was out in a tame manner caught behind from a leg glance for 217.
The Worcestershire left-armer.completed a double-wicket maiden by sending Liam Trevaskis on his way before Ned Eckersley continued the procession, losing three wickets for four runs. Durham's wobble threatened to prevent them from capitalising on a flat wicket.
However, Raine and Coughlin allowed the hosts to regain their stranglehold of the contest, taking a defeat out of the question, with a record-breaking stand for the eighth wicket. Raine was first to pass fifty from 72 balls before Coughlin soon caught up with a flurry of boundaries, including two maximums over cow corner, for his first half-century of the campaign.
The milestones kept coming for the hosts as Coughlin and Raine surpassed the 200-run mark for the eighth wicket before both men became first-class centurions for the first time. Coughlin had a straightforward path to three figures, nurdling a single into the leg-side to reach his ton from 117 balls. Raine followed in the same over, although his heart would have been in his mouth as his sweep off Libby just had enough elevation to beat mid-on to reach his maiden hundred.
Durham declared on their third-highest first-class total and the pressure was on the visitors from the off as Chris Rushworth removed debutant Taylor Cornall from his second delivery with one that kept low. Libby survived an outside edge that travelled between the slips to deny Rushworth a second wicket, and the opener worked with Ali to see off the new ball with a partnership of 58.
Raine continued his impressive day to break the stand as Libby edged to Scott Borthwick at second slip. Ali and Jack Haynes settled in on a flat wicket with another solid partnership worth 69 to edge the visitors towards the close, but Raine again was the man for the hosts as he returned after a stoppage for bad light and dismissed Ali for 45, inside edging onto his own stumps, to leave Durham in command.
A double century partnership between Colin Ingram and Eddie Byrom was the highlight of a run filled day in Cardiff in the LV= Insurance County Championship match between Glamorgan and Sussex. The Glamorgan pair both finished the day with undefeated hundreds with Sussex’s first innings lead reduced to 118 with Glamorgan still just one wicket down.
The day had started with Oli Carter marshalling the Sussex tail as they plundered 131 runs in 23.4 overs. Carter finished with a career best 185 with Sussex posting 376 all out.
Glamorgan lost David Lloyd early on but from there Ingram and Byrom batted superbly against a green Sussex attack who seemed to have few answers in the face of some class batting.
Glamorgan reached the close at 258 for one with Ingram on 145 not out and Byrom still undefeated on 105 in a day that saw 389 runs for the loss of just four wickets.
While day one was characterised by patient accumulation, the second day’s play saw runs flowing throughout. By the time 50 overs had been sent down there had been more runs scored than in the 96 overs on the first day.
It was Carter who set the tone as he took the attack to Glamorgan in the morning session. He had resumed on 113 and when he was the last man out he had added 72 runs to his overnight score. His demise came when he attempted to go for his fifth six of the morning session with James Weighell taking a simple catch on the boundary. Carter was the fourth wicket for Andrew Salter who bowled 41.4 overs in the Sussex innings.
Carter was well supported by Henry Crocombe and Jack Brooks who both made 36 as Sussex claimed three batting bonus points.
The home team had a tricky 10 minutes to bat before the lunch break and Sussex claimed the wicket of David Lloyd before the interval, the Glamorgan captain edging a ball through to Tim Seifert off the bowling of Sean Hunt in what was to be the only success for the visitors.
The runs continued to flow after the lunch break with Colin Ingram and Eddie Byrom sharing an unbeaten stand worth 253. Ingram looked in superb touch from the moment he arrived at the crease, driving the ball both sides of the wicket on his way to his first hundred in first-class cricket since 2017. He reached the landmark from 143 balls with his 19th boundary.
Byrom looked less assured than Ingram at first, but he battled hard. His confidence grew steadily as he made his best score for Glamorgan. Injury meant he hadn’t played in the County Championship so far this year and his arrival has immediately added some solidity to a Glamorgan top order which has been flaky at times this season. His first hundred for Glamorgan came from 178 balls with a ball clipped through the leg side for four.
Glamorgan finished the day in sight of Sussex’s effort and with nine first innings wickets remaining they will be very hopeful of posting a very significant lead on day three.
Ben Duckett made 145 and there were half-centuries for Joe Clarke and Haseeb Hameed as Nottinghamshire built a strong response after Leicestershire posted a season’s-best 440 all out on day two of their LV= Insurance County Championship match at the Uptonsteel County Ground.
Clarke made 89 after he and Duckett had shared a partnership of 198 for the third wicket on a pitch that offered the home side’s bowlers little margin for error, but the home side’s bowlers made inroads in the final session to leave Nottinghamshire 373 for five at the close, still 67 runs behind..
Duckett’s century was his second of the season and his best so far, although it ended with a somewhat bizarre dismissal.
He accumulated 21 boundaries, indulging his penchant for pulls and cuts when offered even a modicum of width, but hitting straight balls to the fence too. Yet after delivering such a high-quality performance, he was bowled by left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson attempting a switch hit.
Up to then he had brought only frustration to the Leicestershire bowlers, although earlier it had been Nottinghamshire’s turn to suffer as Leicestershire, having slept on what was already their highest score of the season, scored another 100 runs at five an over before surrendering their last two wickets, collecting five batting bonus points for the first time this season.
Nine down when Chris Wright fell in the fifth over of the day with the fourth point only just secured, it was an admirable effort led by all-rounder Ben Mike, who hit 78 off 100 balls as he and last man Will Davis added 89, a record for Leicestershire’s 10th wicket against Nottinghamshire.
Mike cracked sixes off James Pattinson and Brett Hutton in going past fifty for the third time this season as the fifth point was claimed with eight balls to spare. Davis finished unbeaten on 32 with Mike running up nine fours before falling to a well-judged catch at long on.
Yet Nottinghamshire could not have set about their response in a more purposeful way, scoring at almost six an over for the first 90 minutes of the afternoon session, with barely an over allowed to go by without at least one boundary.
Ben Slater feathered a catch behind off a good, straight ball from Wiaan Mulder but Hameed looked in superb touch. He raced to fifty off 48 balls and it was a real surprise when he was bowled by Mike offering no shot.
Clarke was quickly into his stride and although the scoring slowed down a little in the run-up to tea, it was only a brief respite. Duckett, having gone to the break at 98, cut Mulder for his 17th boundary shortly afterwards to move into three figures from just 112 balls. You would not have bet against him doubling his score and he was visibly cursing himself after giving his wicket away.
Lyndon James may feel he did likewise after waiting so patiently as next man, caught off a miscued pull after facing just three balls. Nottinghamshire played out the remaining hour in much more circumspect fashion.
Steven Mullaney is unbeaten on 37 but Nottinghamshire suffered another setback when Clarke, eyeing up his first hundred of the campaign, edged Parkinson to slip.
Leicestershire’s Louis Kimber will take no further part in this match, having been replaced by Nick Welch as a concussion substitute. Kimber was struck on the helmet while batting on Sunday and, though he was able to complete his innings, was ruled out after an examination on Monday morning.
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