LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 7 Day 3: Tuesday 14th 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 3: Tuesday 14th June
LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 7
Keith Barker gave Hampshire hope of beating Yorkshire at home in the LV= Insurance County Championship for the first time since 2008 with a wicked evening spell of fast bowling.
Lancashire-born Barker picked up three for 22– with Kyle Abbott and Brad Wheal also picking up a wicket a piece – to ignite a match seemingly heading for a draw. Yorkshire slumped to 101 for five, a lead of 119 at the close.
Earlier, Hampshire’s last four wickets put on 142 runs, which included a useful 38 from Barker, to frustrate the visitors before they were bowled out for 410. That meant Yorkshire took a slender 18-run first-innings lead, with the teams who started the round in second and third in Division One both picking up six bonus points each.
In a juxtaposition of county team-mate Jonny Bairstow’s heroics in the Test match, things appeared to be meandering as Adam Lyth and first-innings centurion George Hill scored 36 in 18 overs. But wickets began to tumble, and trouble followed.
Barker picked up Hill pushing to James Vince at a wide first slip and Lyth nicking a classic delivery on a fourth stump line behind. The left-armer then bowled Harry Brook, via a deflection, for 10. It was the first time Brook had been dismissed for a score lower than 41 this season.
Will Fraine continued the collapse when Kyle Abbott found a patch of exaggerated bounce just back of a length to clip the shoulder of the bat through to keeper Brown.
Wheal joined in the carnage when Matthew Waite clipped uppishly to James Fuller at square leg to leave Yorkshire 81 for five before a short rear guard before stumps.
At the start of the day, Yorkshire needed to pick up the final six wickets before Hampshire passed the follow-on target, giving hope of repeating 2019’s innings victory here. A new ball 11 overs into the day gave hope of that possibility.
Ben Brown and Liam Dawson, who both recorded half-centuries the previous evening, had their 118-run stand ended before the new cherry appeared. Dawson was caught at first slip when attempting to drive spinner Dom Bess.
Yorkshire’s fielding let them down at various points during the Hampshire first innings. Nick Gubbins had survived a drop and Brown a missed stumping on day two, and that trend continued into day three.
Harry Duke fumbled another stumping chance when Brown was on 53 before failing to break the stumps when Brown looked short of his ground. Aneurin Donald was also given two lives by Dominic Drakes and Lyth, which Yorkshire would later rue as they fell a wicket short of a seventh bonus point.
Brown departed seven overs into the second new ball when he pushed to first slip. Donald and Barker put on 57 before both fell within three overs; the former lbw to Matthew Revis and the latter bowled while missing a reverse sweep.
Fuller and Abbott put on the afterburners to race past 350, the South African flicking the most nonchalant of sixes over mid-wicket before his partner thrice stuck Bess over the ropes. Their 50 partnership came up in just 45 deliveries and eventually reached 74.
Jordan Thompson picked up the final two wickets in consecutive overs – Fuller and Abbott both holing out to the short legside boundary – to end up with four for 68.
Kent are scenting a first win of the LV= Insurance County Championship season at Canterbury, after a late salvo by Jacob Duffy reduced the Gloucestershire to 37 for five after day three, still 89 behind the hosts’ first innings total of 564.
Matt Quinn started the visitors’ collapse when he removed George Scott for 10 and New Zealander Duffy then took four for eight, to leave Gloucestershire reeling at stumps.
Earlier Jordan Cox made 158 and Jack Leaning 128 in a record Kent stand for the fourth-wicket against Gloucestershire.
After two and half days in which the bowlers struggled to make any impact, Tom Price took a hat-trick career-best figures of five for 53, but wickets continued to tumble through the evening session, with Chris Dent and Miles Hammond clinging on at the close of play on eight and nought not out respectively.
Kent began day three on 232 for three, needing another 57 to avoid the follow on, a landmark they sailed past despite Gloucestershire taking the new ball after the first over.
Leaning carved Tom Price for four through backward point to pass 50 while Cox reached his half-century with a nudged single off Zafar Gohar.
It was 337 for three at lunch and Cox won the race to three figures with a flamboyant reverse-sweep for four off Hammond. In the next over Leaning, who’d been ahead of his colleague for most of the session, scrambled a single to bring up his seventh first-class hundred.
A cut shot from Cox off Ajeet Dale saw Kent move into the lead, and the duo then passed the previous fourth-wicket record of 233 set by Colin Cowdrey and Brian Luckhurst in 1962, before the stand finally came to an end when Leaning pulled Gohar to Ollie Price at square leg.
Having reached 468 for four at tea, Kent had moved to 511 when they lost two wickets from two balls. Price had Cox caught behind and then sent George Linde’s off stump flying. After a maiden over from Gohar, Price returned to trap Grant Stewart lbw for his hat-trick, but Kent regained the initiative when Matt Milnes joined Sam Billings and the duo put on a rapid 53.
Milnes’ 37 included successive sixes and a four from Gohar in the final over before the second new ball was taken, but he then hit Price to Hammond. Price then sent Duffy’s middle stump cartwheeling for a second ball duck, but when Billings also bowled middle stump by Dale for 43 it left Gloucestershire with a dicey nine-over spell to survive before stumps.
Scott subsequently edged Quinn to Cox at second slip and Billings took a brilliant diving catch down the leg side from Duffy’s first delivery to remove Bracey.
Duffy then charged down the wicket to catch night-watcher Zak Chappell for eight and his next delivery had Dale caught by Ben Compton for a golden duck. Tom Price survived the hat-trick ball, but the next delivery clipped his bails to leaving Kent in a euphoric mood at the close.
Lewis Goldsworthy and Lewis Gregory kept Surrey waiting to wrap up victory on the third day of the LV= Insurance County Championship match with Somerset at Taunton.
The visitors were bowled out without adding to their overnight score of 382 for seven, Hashim Amla again absent through illness, but still had a commanding lead of 202. Jordan Clark ended unbeaten on 63.
A three-day finish looked probable when Somerset slipped to 119 for four in their second innings. But Goldsworthy had other ideas, hitting a career-best 67 before Gregory weighed in with 71 not out.
By the close, Somerset had reached 319 for eight in their second innings, building a precarious lead of 117 on a pitch that has rewarded good batting and bowling.
The day began well for the home side when Gregory ended the Surrey first innings in the opening over.
With his second delivery, he had Gus Atkinson caught behind off a defensive nick and four balls later Dan Worrall edged another catch to Steve Davies with a more aggressive drive.
Amla, who had retired unbeaten on 19 at the start of day two, did not appear and Clark was left stranded without facing.
Somerset lost their first wicket on 16 when Ben Green edged a good delivery from Worrall to Ryan Patel, who grasped a sharp chance at third slip.
Tom Lammonby struck 4 fours in moving to 20, but then top-edged an attempted pull off Atkinson and skyed to backward point with the total on 37.
Tom Abell took 12 from the first over of the day sent down by former team-mate Jamie Overton and by lunch he and Tom Banton had advanced the score to 93 with few alarms.
Banton, attempting to establish himself as a Championship batsman this summer, had shown good judgement in moving to 31 when flicking at a leg-side delivery from Overton and unluckily getting a touch through to wicketkeeper Jamie Smith.
Somerset looked sunk when an error of judgement by Abell, who had been in impressive form, saw him run out for 45 by Atkinson's throw, seeking a second after playing Overton off his legs.
But Goldsworthy had battled for more than two hours in the first innings and again offered resistance in a fifth-wicket stand of 72 with former Surrey player Davies.
The Somerset wicketkeeper made 29, but when appearing set fell leg-before to off-spinner Will Jacks, attempting to sweep, with the total on 191.
Goldsworthy, whose previous best first class score was 48, reached his maiden half-century off 72 balls with a top-edged pull for four off Clark.
Gregory then put Somerset in front with a straight boundary off Jacks and at tea the hosts were 222 for five, leading by 20.
The diminutive Goldsworthy had struck 8 fours and a six when caught behind looking to cut a wide ball from Jacks.
Roelof van der Merwe fell lbw to Atkinson for two, despite his best efforts to get outside the line of off stump, and at 249 for seven, Somerset led by only 47.
But Gregory grew in confidence from a sketchy start and reached an attractive fifty off 76 balls, with 5 fours and a six over deep square off Atkinson.
Kasey Aldridge, playing in only his third first class match, provided excellent support as Surrey took the second new ball at 283 for seven. The pair brought up a half-century stand in 11 overs before Aldridge was pinned lbw by Overton for 15.
Warwickshire opener Alex Davies scored a superb century against his former club Lancashire to set up a fascinating final day of their LV=Insurance County Championship tussle at Edgbaston.
Davies defied his old team mates to make 121 (211 balls, 12 fours, one six), his first ton for the Bears, and tilt a terrific, fluctuating game narrowly his side's way.
His skilful work lifted Warwickshire to 327 for nine declared, setting a victory target of 329 (they suffered a five-run penalty for Henry Brookes running down the pitch while batting). The visitors reached five without loss in four overs before the close.
After Lancashire's first innings ended on 286 (Liam Norwell five for 78), six runs behind, their seamers bowled superbly to reduce the home side to 195 for seven. The Red Rose was on top until Davies and Henry Brookes (55, 71 balls) counter-attacked to add 84 in 14 overs.
Heading into the final day, all four results remain possible. While events at Trent Bridge this week have underlined the glory of Test cricket, Warwickshire and Lancashire have unfurled an utterly compelling, great advert for the County Championship at Edgbaston.
After Lancashire resumed on the third morning on 280 for nine, Norwell, in his first game back after injury, had Matt Parkinson caught behind off his first ball. The wicket took Norwell's first class tally for Warwickshire to 79 at 19.17 piece - he remains very much on England's radar.
Lancashire's seamers then showed their quality. Tom Bailey hit the top of Dom Sibley's off stump and George Balderson bowled Rob Yates with a beauty. Warwickshire advanced to 83 for two but were then rocked by a post-lunch blitz of three for four in 14 balls by Will Williams.
The Kiwi's third ball of the afternoon was a ferocious in-ducker which trapped Sam Hain lbw and his fifth darted back to bowl Will Rhodes, offering no shot. When Matt Lamb was bowled through a big drive, Warwickshire were 95 for five.
Davies and Michael Burgess (46, 71 balls) started the recovery with a stand of 70 in 22 overs before the latter edged a perfectly-shaped outswinger from Bailey. When Danny Briggs chipped Williams to mid-wicket, it was 195 for seven and Advantage Lancashire.
But Davies remained resolute and enjoyed aggressive support from Brookes who breezed to a 65-ball half-century. Both fell on the offensive in the closing overs but there was still time for Norwell to collect a perky unbeaten 36 (32 balls) before the declaration. Williams (four for 70) and Bailey (three for 70) were the pick of a weary but for a long time impressive attack.
Another majestic innings from Shan Masood took Derbyshire to an impressive six wicket win over Middlesex on day three of the LV=Insurance County Championship match at Chesterfield.
The Pakistan left-hander scored 98 from 113 balls as Derbyshire chased down 219 to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Division Two leaders.
Middlesex lost their last seven wickets for 101 runs to slip to 196 all out with Luis Reece taking 3 for 26 and Anuj Dal 3 for 50 including Mark Stoneman who top scored with 67.
Masood was dropped twice before he fell nine short of 1,000 first-class runs for the season but an unbeaten 49 from Wayne Madsen steered Derbyshire to 222 for 4 and a 20 point win.
Middlesex’s hopes of setting a tougher target was squandered before lunch by poor shot selection and a needless run out.
Only Stoneman was the victim of a good delivery from Dal which lifted to take the opener’s outside edge but there was little mitigation for what followed.
Although nightwatchman Ethan Bamber and Max Holden both swept left arm spinner Mark Watt for six, both had gone by the interval.
Bamber batted selectively until he chased a wide ball from Dal and was caught at point and Middlesex suffered a self-inflicted blow six overs later.
John Simpson was left stranded after Holden clipped to midwicket and set off for a run with both batters at the same end when Masood’s throw arrived in Brook Guest’s gloves.
Holden was probably keen to avoid returning to the pavilion for a while but after driving Alex Thomson over long on to take the lead past 200, he tried to repeat the shot in the penultimate over before lunch and Billy Godleman held a swirling catch at cover.
Middlesex failed to stick or twist after lunch, losing their last three wickets for seven runs in six overs to disciplined bowling.
Luke Hollman chipped Reece to midwicket and after Thilan Walwallawita missed a pull at Watt, Tim Murtagh was caught behind to leave Derbyshire with the best part of five sessions to get the runs.
It was not a straight-forward chase on a pitch offering variable bounce and it did not begin well with Godleman run out in the fourth over by Holden’s throw from cover after Masood sent him back.
But Masood was always going to be the key so when he was dropped on 18 low at first slip by Stephen Eskinazi off Toby Roland-Jones in the next over it felt like a pivotal moment.
Middlesex must have sensed that when Masood effortlessly on drove Bamber for one of the eight fours that took him to yet another 50.
Roland-Jones found some extra bounce to have Guest caught behind but crucially Masood was on 55 at tea with Derbyshire needing another 130 to win.
Middlesex had to strike early to have a chance but they dropped Masood again when Sam Robson failed to cling on to a fierce cut at gully of Roland-Jones with the opener on 76.
Two more imperious boundaries took him into the nineties and a drive down the ground to the brink of a century before he cut Bamber low to gully where Robson this time made no mistake.
Derbyshire had lost their last seven wickets for 21 on the second day but Madsen and a late flourish from Reece made sure there was no way back for Middlesex whose own second innings collapse proved costly.
Brett D'Oliveira and Ed Barnard scored centuries to bat Worcestershire back into their LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two match against Durham at Seat Unique Riverside.
D'Oliveira and Barnard shared a stand worth 197 for the sixth wicket to defy the home side, who were forced to toil in the field claiming only three wickets from the 96 overs. The Worcestershire skipper fell shortly after reaching three figures, but Barnard remained unbeaten at the close on 116, although the Pears still trail Durham by 211 runs with four first-inning wickets remaining.
Ben Raine was once again the pick of the Durham bowlers, striking twice on a placid pitch, but the North-East outfit's hopes of securing their second Championship win of the season appear to be slim heading into the final day of the contest.
Worcestershire resumed their innings on 140 for three, still 502 runs behind the hosts. Nightwatch Charlie Morris was the first man out as Raine notched his third wicket when Scott Borthwick claimed his second catch of the game at second slip. Haynes was undeterred at the other end and passed fifty for the fourth time this term with a sublime cover drive off Paul Coughlin.
He and D'Oliveira worked the gaps in the field in their stand worth 61 for the fifth wicket before Liam Trevaskis made the breakthrough. Haynes' 100% conversion rate in the 2022 campaign came to an end when he edged the left-arm spinner behind for 68, presenting the hosts with an opening into the Worcestershire lower order.
However, visitors regained their footing with D'Oliveira and Barnard at the crease with a dominant stand for the sixth wicket. D'Oliveira was patient in his approach as he reached his half-century from 137 balls, while Barnard went about his business with a faster tempo, reaching his fifty with a sublime straight drive down the ground against Matt Salisbury. The Durham bowlers kept toiling, but chances were few and far between due to the flat wicket and impressive batting from the Worcestershire duo.
Barnard and D'Oliveira passed Worcestershire's highest partnership for the sixth wicket against Durham, surging through the 117 set by Steve Davies and David Wheeldon in 2009 at New Road. Both players were comfortable against both pace and spin, whittling down Durham's advantage and securing four batting points in the process for the Pears.
D'Oliveira's grit was rewarded with his third century of the season from his 249th delivery, but he fell soon after reaching the milestone lbw to Raine, ending a partnership worth 197 with Barnard. Despite his achievement, the Worcestershire captain appeared frustrated after his dismissal, punching his bat before walking to pavillon.
Barnard pressed on to his second hundred of 2022, and fourth in first-class cricket working Borthwick into the off-side to earn a deserved ovation from the crowd and team-mates on the Riverside balcony. He ended the day unbeaten alongside Gareth Roderick, although the visitors still need a further 61 to avoid the follow-on.
Despite a flurry of early morning wickets pegging them back, Glamorgan have finished the third day of the LV= Insurance County Championship match against Sussex with a chance to push for victory.
The day started with Eddie Byrom and Colin Ingram taking their outstanding partnership passed 300 before four quick wickets before lunch brought Sussex back into the contest.
Glamorgan’s lower order took their score to 494, a first innings lead of 118, with Eddie Byrom making a career-best 176 and Colin Ingram dismissed for 178.
Two early wickets, and Ingram picking up a third from the last ball of the day, has left Sussex with work to do to save this game with them still 29 runs behind Glamorgan going into the final day.
Having resumed with their partnership on 253, Colin Ingram and Eddie Byrom took their stand to 328, the highest ever stand for the second wicket for Glamorgan, going past the 291 put on by Nick Selman and Marnus Labuschagne against the same opposition in 2019.
It was a pretty miserable first 90 minutes of the day for Sussex with wicket-keeper Tim Seifert dropping a simple chance to dismiss Byrom for 126 being the lowlight, but the cluster of wickets before the lunch interval brought them back into the game.
It was Ingram’s wicket which ended the partnership with Byrom, Henry Crocombe the bowler to make the breakthrough. Ingram’s attempted pull shot caught was at mid-wicket with Tom Alsop the fielder.
Having waited so long for a second wicket Sussex had Glamorgan five down in quick time. Sam Northeast was bowled first ball with a lovely yorker as two wickets fell in as many balls. It was Crocombe who also got the fourth Glamorgan wicket with Carlson given out caught behind. Crocombe would go on to claim a career best four for 84 in the Glamorgan first innings.
When Sean Hunt trapped Billy Root lbw for 5 Glamorgan had lost four wickets in the space of 17 runs and were still 28 runs behind the Sussex innings.
The sixth Glamorgan wicket fell with Sussex still four runs in front, Hunt bowling James Weighell for 16 and the home side were in danger of squandering the fantastic position they found themselves in overnight. Some excellent lower order contributions took them to a lead of 118, one that could be telling at the end of this game.
Byrom was dismissed just after Glamorgan had claimed maximum batting points but Michael Neser and Andrew Salter hung around with Chris Cooke who was batting at 10 with a runner due to the calf injury he sustained on the first day.
The evening session saw the Sussex’s batter attempting to erase the first innings deficit on a pitch that had the odd ball keeping low. Sussex lost both openers early on to add more pressure, Tom Alsop and Tom Haines both falling with the score on 29.
First innings centurion, Oli Carter, was at the crease at the close but Tom Clark failed to keep out a ball from Ingram that trickled into his stumps to have him bowled for 34 by the last ball of the day.
The draw is still the favourite result, but a Glamorgan victory is the close second.
Nottinghamshire completed a three-day victory over neighbours Leicestershire that will take them back to the top of the Division Two table in the LV= Insurance County Championship if Middlesex fail to beat Derbyshire at Chesterfield.
Bottom-of-the-table Leicestershire posted their highest total of the season by making 440 in the first innings but were bowled out for just 99 when they batted again, losing by an innings and nine runs.
Left-arm spinner Liam Patterson-White starred with four for 15 to draw level with Dane Paterson (three for 30) as the leading Nottinghamshire wicket-taker on 28 and currently the most successful slow bowler in either division of the Championship.
Earlier, Nottinghamshire had carved a first-innings lead of 108 before their innings ended with wicketkeeper-batter Tom Moores forced to retire hurt on 81 not out after a delivery from Leicestershire seamer Wiaan Mulder struck him under the chin.
Thankfully, the 25-year-old, whose father Peter is Nottinghamshire’s head coach, was not seriously hurt but was still groggy after several minutes’ attention on the field and it was decided it would be prudent to take him off to be properly assessed.
Second XI ‘keeper Dane Schadendorf, who by chance had travelled with the first team, took the gloves at the start of Leicestershire’s second innings, as a substitute fielder initially, with the potential to be named as concussion replacement should one be needed.
Moores had become the fifth batter to pass fifty in the Nottinghamshire first innings as a 67-run overnight deficit was turned into a lead of 108 in 35 overs before his injury. Skipper Steven Mullaney was the other, making 62 before nibbling at a delivery from Mulder with the second new ball.
Patterson-White struck six boundaries but edged Ben Mike to second slip for 34. James Pattinson clipped straight to mid-wicket as Mulder picked up his third wicket and Brett Hutton was bowled by a beauty from Wright that hit the top of off-stump.
It was fortuitous that, with no Second XI match taking place, Schadendorf was on hand as an instant replacement for Moores behind the stumps. It was only a second first-class appearance for the 19-year-old Zimbabwean, but if there were any nerves they were settled quickly with a routine catch in the fifth over of Leicestershire’s second innings as Brett Hutton responded to conceding two fours by finding the edge to dismiss Rishi Patel.
By tea, Leicestershire had their work cut out to avoid a three-day defeat as a Nottinghamshire attack bowling with much more discipline than they could muster in the first innings reduced them to 70 for five.
First-innings centurions Lewis Hill and Colin Ackermann both departed for single figures, the former edging Paterson to second slip before Hutton had Ackermann leg before offering no stroke.
Paterson had Mulder taken low at second slip and concussion substitute Nick Welch could not have been more squarely in front as he was lbw playing back to Patterson-White, leaving Leicestershire wondering how they might survive the final session still 38 behind.
An essential component of any plan would surely have been for opener Hassan Azad to be still there at the close but he was gone after just nine more deliveries, a thin edge behind off Paterson doing for him on 34.
Patterson-White, the 23-year-old left-arm spinner who has emerged as an outstanding prospect in the last couple of seasons, increased his tally to 27 for the season as Ben Mike edged to slip and Callum Parkinson was leg before.
Will Davis was brilliantly caught behind by a diving Schadendorf as he tried unsuccessfully to avoid a bouncer from Pattinson, who was involved in the denouement at around 5.40pm, taking the catch as Harry Swindells top-edged a sweep to give Pattinson-White his seventh wicket in the match.
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