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LV= INSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 4 DAY 3: All the Match Scores, Reports and Scorecards May 1st 2021

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LV= INSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 4 DAY 3: All the Match Scores, Reports and Scorecards for May 1st 2021



Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire, Group 1, County Championship

Derbyshire 105/10 (34.5 ov) & 159/10 (41.5 ov)

Nottinghamshire 256/10 (68.4 ov) & 318/10 (70.4 ov)

Result - Notts won by 310 runs

Stuart Broad inspired Nottinghamshire to a first victory in red ball cricket for nearly three years when they trashed Derbyshire in the LV=Insurance County Championship match at Derby.

The England fast bowler took 4 for 37 in two spells while South African paceman Dane Paterson and Luke Fletcher shared five wickets to seal a 310 run victory on day three at Derby’s Incora County Ground.

It was Nottinghamshire’s  first win in first-class cricket since they beat Essex at Chelmsford on June 23rd, 2018 and would have been even more emphatic but for Ben Aitchison’s maiden first-class 50.

Paterson finished with 3 for 30 and Fletcher 2 for 32 as Derbyshire were dismissed for 159 with Aitchison hitting Liam Patterson-White for three sixes before he was last out.

Derbyshire’s chances of even getting close to a 470 run target were slim before the start but after the first over of the morning, they were as distant as the stars.

Running in from the Racecourse End, Broad found lift and movement to have Luis Reece caught low down at first slip for 15 and his next ball, full and swinging, caught Leus du Plooy on the crease.

If it was a lack of foot movement that betrayed du Plooy, Wayne Madsen had taken a couple of paces down the pitch when he edged Paterson into the gloves of Tom Moores.

Paterson struck another big blow in the same over when he moved one back off the seam to beat Matt Critchley’s defensive push and knock out off stump.

Derbyshire’s slide towards a crushing defeat gathered pace as Harvey Hosein flashed firm-footed at Paterson and was caught behind without scoring, the fifth wicket to fall in the first hour.

Broad’s withdrawal from the attack brought no respite with Fletcher taking his side closer to the finishing line with two wickets in successive overs.

Wood’s resistance was ended when he lost his middle stump aiming a drive and Brooke Guest was well caught by Moores diving low to his right.

Fynn Hudson-Prentice top-edged a pull at Broad, Sam Conners fell to an astonishing one-handed catch by Paterson sprinting from long leg and Aitchison went down swinging to spark wild Nottinghamshire celebrations.

On Nottinghamshire's first win in red ball cricket since 2018, captain Steve Mullaney said: "It's a bit different than what it's been like for the last three years,1043 days I read last night ,so absolutely elated. 

"A lot of hard work has gone into having this feeling but at the same time we know it's only the start on our journey to getting better as a team but we are obviously made-up to get the first win of this season.

"I felt we were close but with that hoodoo hanging over us you never believe it until that last wicket is taken. It was a great start today with Stuart (Broad) getting two in his first over and he's ran in for both games he's played like it's been a Test Match so credit to him."

Derbyshire assistant Mal Loye said: "I thought it was a fantastic wicket, a great first-class wicket for both batting and bowling. If you got it right with the ball you got your rewards and they clearly did throughout the game so that's credit to them.

"When you've got a class act in Broad and Fletcher and the overseas Paterson and they backed up their class on a good wicket. We won the toss and I think it was the right decision to bowl first but we just didn't get the ball in the right areas enough over a long period of time.

"We've just had a meeting and we've agreed we just didn't get it right in that first session and we were always playing catch-up from then on."

Surrey vs Hampshire, Group 2, County Championship

Surrey 560/7d (142.5 ov)

Hampshire 92/10 (34.3 ov) & 179/10 (60.3 ov)

Result - Surrey won by an innings and 289 runs

Kemar Roach’s superlative career-best 8 for 40 spearheaded Surrey’s completion of a crushing innings and 289-run victory against Hampshire, dismissed for 179 at the Kia Oval to be beaten inside three days.

Roach, the West Indies fast bowler, started Hampshire’s slide with a skilful 11-over new ball spell of 3 for 21 either side of lunch while veteran seamer Rikki Clarke chipped in with 2 for 31 after Surrey had declared their mammoth first innings on 560 for 7, a huge lead of 468.

And Roach then trapped both Liam Dawson for 33 and Scott Currie for 1 with wicked inswingers in a pre-tea burst before returning a third time to send back Kyle Abbott for 21 and Brad Wheal for a duck in his first over back.

His magnificent bowling was then rewarded with the final Hampshire wicket, when Lewis McManus was caught behind fending off a sharply-rising ball into his ribs shortly after reaching a defiant 51.

It was Surrey’s first LV= Insurance County Championship win of the season, after two losses and a draw, and for Hampshire a first defeat – and their heaviest post-War championship loss – after two wins from three matches.

Hampshire, indeed, began this game on top of Group 2 but earned only one bonus point while Surrey’s maximum 24-point triumph hauls them into contention for Division One qualification in what looks like being a fiercely-competitive conference stage.

Clarke, 39, made Surrey’s initial breakthrough, striking with his fifth ball to have Joe Weatherley leg-before for 14 in the eighth over.

And, soon, Hampshire were 44 for 4 as Roach pinned Ian Holland lbw with an inswinger for 18, had Sam Northeast caught at second slip for a duck from an ill-judged drive three balls later and, in his next over, going around the wicket to see left-hander Tom Alsop brilliantly held low down at second slip by Clarke for 6.

Almost immediately after lunch James Vince managed one cover four off Clarke before edging the last ball of the same over to keeper Ben Foakes to depart for 10.

Surrey, resuming on 513 for 3, batted on for 50 minutes although without Hashim Amla – the great South African retiring hurt on his overnight 215 because of a stiff neck after more than eight hours at the crease on days one and two.

Four wickets fell while 47 runs were added, with 19-year-old fast bowler Currie deservedly picking up three of them to finish with best first-class figures of 4 for 109 from 27.5 spirited overs in just his second appearance.

Currie had Foakes caught behind for 7, trying to steer to third man, and followed up by having Jamie Smith caught at mid off for 78 and catching Clarke for 14 off his own bowling, from a miscued heave, to trigger Surrey’s declaration. Jordan Clark, meanwhile, was bowled by Wheal for a duck off an inside edge.

DURHAM 391/9 declared

Warwickshire 87 & 177

Result - Durham win by an innings and 127 runs.


Durham delivered an emphatic victory over Warwickshire by an innings and 127 runs at Emirates Riverside to notch their first win of the LV= Insurance County Championship season.

The home side added 104 runs to their overnight total of 287 before declaring, leaving Warwickshire with an uphill challenge to force them to return to the crease. Durham were on the mark with the ball from the off and Chris Rushworth claimed his 500th wicket in the County Championship.

However, it was the pace of Brydon Carse that proved to be the decisive factor for the hosts, claiming figures of five for 49 to bowl out the visitors for 177. Durham secured their first first-class win in 11 matches, taking 21 points from the contest to move temporarily into second place in Group One.

Resuming on 287 for four, Alex Lees added three runs to his overnight score of 126 before he edged a Liam Norwell delivery behind. Michael Burgess fumbled the initial catch before Tim Bresnan ended the opener's 498-minute knock on the rebound at first slip.

Ned Eckersley, Stuart Poynter and Ben Raine followed Lees back to the pavilion as the home side attempted to inject pace into the innings. Carse and Mark Wood pressed Durham's lead over 300 with a stand worth fifty for the ninth wicket. Once Wood fell Scott Borthwick declared to allow his team to have a burst at the visitors before lunch.

Wood made the breakthrough before the interval from the Finchale End as Will Rhodes edged to David Bedingham at first slip. Hanuma Vihari then became the 500th victim of Rushworth in the County Championship when he was pinned lbw for a second-ball duck, leaving the visitors in trouble at eight for two.

Robert Yates and Sam Hain displayed grit amid impressive bowling from the hosts. The two players put on fifty for the third wicket, but a ball later Yates fended a Rushworth delivery into the hands of Borthwick.

Wood and Carse were unleashed on the new man Matthew Lamb, roughing up the right-hander with rapid pace bowling. Lamb survived the initial onslaught, but Hain received a snorting ball from Carse on the stroke of tea that found his outside edge, which was snagged by Bedingham.

Carse remained a threat at the Lumley End and notched a deserved second wicket, removing Lamb's off stump for 19. Burgess dug in alongside Bresnan, but the wicket-keeper played a loose drive to give away his wicket prompting a lower-order collapse.

Smelling blood in the water Borthwick reintroduced Carse from the Finchale End. Carse's pace blew away the Warwickshire tail as Briggs chipped a tame drive straight into the hands of Alex Lees before he clean bowled Craig Miles and Norwell with successive deliveries.

Oliver Hannon-Dalby survived the hat-trick ball, but he was the last man out to Rushworth, who completed a fine performance from the home side with his third wicket of the innings.

Durham captain Scott Borthwick said: "I've just said to the lads that the win had been coming because we've played amazing cricket over the first month of the season. The partnership with Alex Lees and Will Young on Friday was incredible, and the bowlers were outstanding all game. It's nice to get the first win since I've been back at the club. It's great for the boys because we have put in a shift over the last three days. We deserved that win. To play that way against the in-form team and to get that win is a great feeling. Mark Wood was outstanding, he is absolute joy to have in the dressing room. He was amazing throughout the game. To have him and Brydon Carse in the same team gives us real firepower. Carsey's displaying that knack of taking wickets and breaking partnerships, long may that continue."


Warwickshire coach Mark Robinson: "It has been a tough few days. It was a bad toss to lose and we never got back on even-keel from that point onwards. It did a lot on the first hour of the first day before it settled down, but there was always a ball that had a batsman's name on it. We've been thoroughly outplayed and we can't wrap it up any other way than that. We've had a miserable few days. You've got to give credit to Alex Lees and Will Young. We're a work in progress as a team. We've got to learn from all the experiences, good and bad ones. We've faced Stuart Broad, Simon Harmer and Mark Wood over the last three games, and it has provided us with great experience against high-quality performers. We will regroup and come back next week stronger from the experience.

Lancashire vs Sussex, Group 3, County Championship

Lancashire 230/10 & *124/2 (30 ov)

Sussex 328/10 (102.2 ov) & 154/10 (46.1 ov)

Stumps - Day 3 - Lancashire need 129 runs


Leaders Lancashire are favourites to win their third LV=Insurance County Championship Group 3 match of the season despite conceding a first innings lead of 98 against Sussex.

They responded by bowling Sussex out for just 154 to set themselves a target of 253 and then openers Alex Davies and Keaton Jennings got their second innings off to a flying start with a stand of 102 in 20 overs.

Davies led the way with a 59-ball 73, with ten fours and a pulled six over square leg off Henry Crocombe before he was bowled by Stuart Meaker. And Jack Carson gave his side a lifeline with the late wicket of former Sussex player Luke Wells, who was lbw padding up. At the close of the third day Lancashire were 124 for two and need another 129 for victory.

Lancashire started the third day on 193 for six at the 1st Central County Ground,135 runs behind, and lost their last four wickets for 37 runs in the space of 45 minutes.

Sussex broke through in the third over of the morning when Josh Bohannon, who had just on-driven Henry Crocombe for a fine four, was lbw to a Jamie Atkins delivery that moved into him.

Lancashire had added just ten more when they lost their second wicket of the session when Tom Bailey had his leg stump plucked out by a well pitched-up delivery from Crocombe for three; 215 for eight.   Meaker brought the curtain down on the Lancashire innings with two wickets in successive overs.  First, he pinned Danny Lamb for 27 and then he bowled a short, lifting delivery to Matt Parkinson who gloved it to the keeper.

Lancashire were all for 230 in 98.2 overs.  Meaker finished with figures of three for 22, his best return for Sussex. But the morning continued to belong to the bowlers and by lunch Lancashire had muscled themselves back in the game by reducing Sussex to 37 for three.

Aaron Thomason, perhaps unsettled by a nasty, rearing ball from Lamb two balls earlier, was caught at first slip by Wells.

Without addition Sussex lost the in-form Tom Haines, lbw to Bailey for 19.  And Bailey struck again in his next over with the key wicket of  Stiaan van Zyl, caught at second slip by Liam Livingstone.  The only meaningful resistance came from Delray Rawlins, who made 45, with five fours, almost one third of the Sussex total.

Gloucestershire vs Leicestershire, Group 2, County Championship

Gloucestershire 275/10 (78.2 ov)

Leicestershire 421/10 & *125/3 (38 ov)

Stumps - Day 3 - Leics lead by 271 runs


Chris Wright’s career-best seven for 53 gave Leicestershire a chance to press for a first victory of the season as they took a lead of 271 over Gloucestershire by the end of day three.

He almost single-handedly bowled the hosts out for 275 at Bristol, to take a first-innings lead of 146, before his side’s batsmen made 125 for 3 by the close.

It was a 14th first-class five-for for Wright, who turns 36 later this summer and is in the final year of his contract.

His four wickets on the second evening brought about a collapse of five for 22 that put Leicestershire on top and he added three more on the third day.

But the resistance started by Tom Smith and George Hankins on day two continued as Gloucestershire lasted another 38 overs.

Resuming 176 for 6 needing another 96 to save the follow-on, Gloucestershire lost Hankins in the eighth over of the morning, lbw to Wright when he appeared outside the line of off stump. Hankins’ slow trudge off suggested bat was involved too but he went for 37.

The wicket gave Wright a second five-wicket bag for Leicestershire and ended a stand of 73 for the sixth wicket.

Wright thought he’d struck again almost immediately as he bowled Dan Worrall for 1 only to have overstepped. Worrall only made 10 more before lazily dragging a wide ball from Callum Parkinson into his stumps.

But Josh Shaw got together to form another stand with Smith. He struck Parkinson sweetly over mid-off for six and clipped Wright for three through midwicket to save the follow-on and he went on to make an unbeaten 41 - one shy of his career-best but a new high for Gloucestershire.

Tom Smith survived, a little awkwardly at times, for 130 deliveries and his 47 that began on the second evening was a vital innings to give his second a second batting point and take more time out of the game.

Rain delayed the start of the afternoon but Wright trapped Smith and No. 11 Dom Goodman to complete his haul and leave Leicestershire 53 overs to build their lead.

More rain and bad light took out some of those and they were 77 for three before Rishi Patel and Lewis Hill took them to the close.

Northamptonshire vs Yorkshire, Group 3, County Championship

Northamptonshire 234/10 & *94/4 (27.1 ov)

Yorkshire 206/10 (63.3 ov) & 247/10 (78.4 ov)

Stumps - Day 3 - Northants need 126 runs


David Willey dented former county Northamptonshire’s hopes of claiming a rare Championship victory at Emerald Headingley with runs, a wicket and a run out on day three.

Willey’s unbeaten 41 from number 10 in Yorkshire’s order was their top score of a second innings which recovered from 86 for six to 247, setting a 220 target at tea.

Northants then closed on 94 for four, with 17.5 overs lost to bad light from 6pm. They require 126 more.

Yorkshire are chasing a third LV= Insurance County Championship win in four games this summer, while Northants have not won a four-day game on this ground since 1990.

Visiting South African overseas seamer Wayne Parnell claimed five for 79 to finish with 10 for 143 - only the 31-year-old’s second 10-wicket career match haul

But, after taking four wickets in the morning session, Northants will be frustrated at letting dominance slip.

Yorkshire, 43 for three from 20 overs overnight and leading by 15, fell to 145 for seven at lunch, including Parnell getting key man Gary Ballance caught at first slip for 16.

Parnell also removed Harry Brook for 39 at the start of the afternoon before the tide turned back the way of the hosts.

Despite their morning wickets, Northants conceded too many boundaries. And with Willey at the crease, that did not change in the afternoon.

An England all-rounder who came through the ranks at Wantage Road and won the Vitality Blast there in 2013, he shared 65 for the ninth wicket with Jordan Thompson and 33 for the 10th with Duanne Olivier.

Thompson made an important 37 before being caught behind off Simon Kerrigan’s left-arm spin, leaving Yorkshire at 214 for nine in the 72nd over.

That was when Willey really threw caution to the wind, hoisting three leg side sixes off Gareth Berg in the 77th over to move to 40 and the lead to 214.

Parnell wrapped up the innings by bowling Olivier to signal an early tea before Thompson further strengthened Yorkshire’s position with two new ball scalps - Ben Curran and Charlie Thurston both lbw - as Northants fell to 17 for two in the fourth over.

Willey later had Rob Keogh caught at first slip and ran out Ricardo Vasconcelos for 41 with a direct hit at the non-striker’s end from mid-wicket, leaving the score at 74 for four.

Luke Procter, unbeaten on 20, and Saif Zaib will push the visiting cause at the start of day four.

 Worcestershire vs Essex, Group 1, County Championship

Worcestershire *302/5 (112 ov)

Essex 561/8d (174 ov)

Stumps - Day 3 - Worcs trail by 259 runs.

Essex worked their way through some dogged Worcestershire batting to continue their push for victory on the third day of their LV=Insurance County Championship match at New Road.

In reply to the champions' 561 for eight declared, the home side closed the third day on 302 for five.

Essex were held up by two stands of 111, between openers Daryl Mitchell (67, 141 balls, 11 fours) and Jake Libby (41, 94 balls, four fours, one six) and then fourth-wicket pair Tom Fell (53, 162 balls, eight fours) and Brett D'Oliveira (67, 147 balls, seven fours).

The bowlers persevered, though, led by spinner Simon Harmer whose  figures of 39-12-75-3 included a late-morning burst of three for four in 22 balls.

The home side has work still to do to reach the follow on figure of 412 on the final day. If they achieve that, the game appeared destined for a draw.

Worcestershire resumed on the third morning on 37 without loss and Mitchell and Libby took their alliance to 111 in 36 overs. Libby, captain in the absence of the rested Joe Leach, looked in excellent form and lifted Harmer straight for six but then missed an attempt to cut the spinner and was bowled.

Harmer quickly followed that with two more wickets in three balls. Mitchell bat-padded to Ryan ten Doeschate at short leg before Gareth Roderick's lean spell continued when he was bowled through the gate by one that turned. 

At 132 for three, having lost three wickets for 21 runs in 69 balls, the follow on figure seemed a long way away for Worcestershire, but Fell and D'Oliviera knuckled down impressively. The fourth-wicket pair batted throughout a rain-trimmed afternoon session which brought 84 runs for no wickets from 33 overs. Harmer wheeled away throughout the session while the seamers rotated at the New Road End.

The new ball finally brought the breakthrough after tea when Sam Cook prised some bounce from the sluggish pitch and Fell edged to wicketkeeper Adam Wheater. The keeper pounced again six overs later when D'Oliveira, having reached his first half-century of the season, nicked one to give debutant Shane Snater his 21st first-class wicket and first for Essex.

Further wickets in the closing overs would have put Worcestershire under serious pressure but Rikki Wessels and Ben Cox did well in fading light to add an unbroken 43 in the last 18 overs.


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