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LV= INSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 9 Day 2: All the Match Scores, Reports and Scorecards June 4th 2021

County Ground, Chelmsford
County Ground, Chelmsford

LV= INSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 9 Day 2: All the Match Scores, Reports and Scorecards June 4th  2021




Derbyshire vs Warwickshire, Group 1, County Championship

Derbyshire 121/10 (39.4 ov)

Warwickshire 274/10 & *132/7 (48 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Warwickshire lead by 285 runs


Warwickshire pace bowlers Craig Miles and Liam Norwell demolished Derbyshire before the home side hit back strongly on day two of the LV=Insurance County Championship match at Derby.

The pair shared nine wickets to skittle Derbyshire for 121 but after Warwickshire chose not to enforce the follow on, Michael Cohen took 3 for 26 as the visitors collapsed to 132 for 7 , a lead of 285.

Miles took 5 for 30, including a post-lunch spell of 3 for 5 in five overs, and Norwell 4 for 24 as Derbyshire’s last eight wickets fell for 45 in 14 overs.

The day’s wicket count reached 18 despite Sam Hain’s 46 but Warwickshire are still favourites to complete a fourth victory in Group 1.

There was no sign of the mayhem that unfolded in the afternoon when Derbyshire went into lunch on 61 for 2 after Warwickshire added only two more runs to their overnight 272 for 9.

Luis Reece was lbw when he offered no shot to a Oliver Hannon-Dalby delivery that seamed back but Warwickshire tended to bowl too short and wide in the first session.

Billy Godleman and Brooke Guest took advantage until Miles had Derbyshire’s captain caught behind four overs before the interval.

Warwickshire’s bowlers adjusted their sights and ran through Derbyshire in 14 overs after lunch with wickets tumbling to a combination of good bowling and poor shot selection.

Wayne Madsen missed a drive, Ben McDermott edged to third slip pushing hard at Miles who then moved one away to have Matt Critchley caught behind.

Norwell swept aside the lower order, having Brooke Guest caught behind and Anuj Dal snared at first slip before Alex Hughes edged into Michael Burgess’s gloves as he pushed forward.

Ben Aitchison gave Tim Bresnan another catch at first slip and although Norwell speared the hat-trick ball wildly down the leg side, Derbyshire were still four short of the follow-on target of 125 when Cohen became Burgess’s fifth victim.

Warwickshire’s decision to bat again looked questionable when Will Rhodes played around Sam Conners and Pieter Malan bagged a pair when he was caught down the leg side off Cohen.

Derbyshire sensed an opening when Rob Yates was bowled driving at Reece but Hain and Matt Lamb restored order until another clatter of wickets gave the home side a glimmer of hope.


Glamorgan vs Lancashire, Group 3, County Championship

Glamorgan 150/10 & *137/3 (41 ov)

Lancashire 173/10 (56.1 ov) & 164/10 (51.1 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Glamorgan need 51 runs


Glamorgan have left themselves well placed to claim a second LV=Insurance County Championship win of the season on another eventful day in their match against Lancashire in Cardiff.

The visitors started the day the happy of the two teams, but a collapse let Glamorgan back into the match as Lancashire were bowled out for 164 in their second innings.

Joe Cooke and David Lloyd put on the highest stand of the match so far as Glamorgan reached the close at 137 for three with 51 runs needed for victory.

While Glamorgan will feel that victory is not too far away the regularity with which wickets have fallen in this match means that an unlikely Lancashire win cannot be ruled out.

The Glamorgan first innings lasted just two balls on the second morning with Michael Hogan run out without any addition to the overnight score. Glamorgan’s 150 all out gave Lancashire a lead of 23 on first innings and with the difficulty of run scoring throughout this game that seemed significant.

Throughout the Lancashire second innings batsmen were once again getting out almost as soon as it looked like they were set with Alex Davies making the only significant contribution with 47.

Lancashire had taken the lead to 132 when that dramatic collapse of five for 15 set them back. This period included two fantastic fielding moments. First Michael Neser took an outstanding diving catch at third man to dismiss Liam Livingstone who was aiming for somewhere over the mid wicket boundary. Then Marnus Labuschagne ran out Luke Wood, who had yet to face a ball, with a direct hit from cover point.

Lancashire had gone from 109 for three to 124 for eight but thanks to some late order runs from Saqib Mahmood and Danny Lamb they managed to reach 164 all out, setting Glamorgan 188 runs to win. Neser was the pick of the Glamorgan bowlers, claiming four for 53.

This left Glamorgan with the task of making the highest total of this match to secure victory, but the stand of 72 between Cooke and Lloyd made that look achievable. Cooke made a career best 38 as the bowlers struggled to find wickets for the first time in this match.

Both Cooke and Lloyd were dismissed before the close, but Marnus Labuschagne reached the close on 32 not out.


 Worcestershire v Durham

Worcestershire 121 and 99-3;

Durham 381


David Bedingham propelled Durham into a position of strength with his third century of the season on day two of the LV=Insurance County Championship encounter with Worcestershire at New Road.

The competition’s leading run scorer hit a chanceless 121 to take his tally for the summer to 787 at an average of 71.54.

Bedingham and Michael Jones (78) shared a fifth wicket stand of 171 to help Durham to 381 all out and a first innings lead of 250.

Worcestershire rallied after a disappointing first session, in claiming six wickets for 76 to secure maximum batting points with Josh Tongue returning 4-73 from 25 overs.

But there is still sufficient encouragement in the pitch for the bowlers and Matthew Potts picked up two wickets as Worcestershire limped to 99-3 by the close despite an unbeaten Jake Libby half century.

It has been a feast or famine campaign for Bedingham who has scored three hundreds and two fifties but in eight other knocks in the Championship has a highest score of 33.

He was in fine fettle today as Durham built effectively on their overnight 140-4.

Bedingham greeted the introduction of Dillon Pennington into the attack with three boundaries in his first over and struck leg spinner Brett D’Oliveira for two straight sixes – the second of which completed an 84 ball fifty.

Jones went to a 116 ball half century and Durham batted through the morning session without losing a wicket and adding 102 runs.

It was a different proposition for batting once the second new ball had been taken and Leach made the breakthrough when Jones edged through to keeper Ben Cox.

Bedingham brought up his century – from 154 balls with two sixes and 11 fours – when he turned Dillon Pennington off his legs for two.

But Jack Burnham on nine had no answer to a lifting delivery from Pennington and the nick was taken head high by Cox.

Ned Eckersley edged a Leach away swinger to Cox after making eight and Brydon Carse had only a single to his name when he cut Pennington to Ed Barnard at point.

Tongue brought Bedingham’s fine knock to an end on 121 when he was lbw working the ball to leg. He batted for 183 balls and hit two sixes and 13 fours.

Barnard wrapped the innings up when Ben Raine, after a quickfire 16, holed out to deep backward square.

Potts quickly made a breakthrough with Daryl Mitchell (2) falling to a superb one-handed reflex catch in the gulley region by Carse.

Jake Libby looked in good form and greeted the introduction of Raine with three boundaries in an over.

Tom Fell also looked composed at the crease and the second wicket pair added 67 in fluent fashion in just 15 overs.

But Potts returned to the attack and had Fell leg before for 21 and Gareth Roderick completed a pair when shouldering arms and being bowled by Chris Rushworth.


Somerset vs Hampshire, Group 2, County Championship

Somerset 360/10 (83.2 ov)

Hampshire *285/7 (96 ov)

Stumps - Day 2 - Hampshire trail by 75 runs


Lewis McManus led a determined Hampshire fightback on the second day of the County Championship match with Somerset at Taunton.

The wicketkeeper walked to the crease with his side 110 for five and trailing by 250 on first innings before contributing 91 not out, off 160 balls, with 12 fours, and helping them close on 285 for seven.

Sam Northeast made 67, while a disciplined Somerset bowling performance brought three wickets for Josh Davey and two each for Marchant de Lange and Tom Abell.

A day of glorious sunshine at the Cooper Associates County Ground began with Hampshire starting their reply to Somerset’s 360. 

Openers Ian Holland and Cameron Steel had taken the score to 15 when Holland was brilliantly caught by Roelof van der Merwe, diving to his right at fourth slip off Davey.

Tom Alsop and Steel carefully doubled the score before de Lange struck twice in the 14th over.

The first ball saw Alsop taken at third slip by the diving Abell, while the final delivery accounted for Steel, caught and bowled failing to cope with some extra bounce.

James Vince and Northeast needed patience in building from 31 for three and were offered little by a miserly home seam attack. Vince briefly cut loose in the 25th over, pulling a four and a six off Abell.

At lunch, the scoreboard read 67 for three off 29 overs. The afternoon session began with Northeast and Vince gradually extending their stand to 66.

Then Vince, on 29, cut a ball from Davey to backward point where Kasey Aldridge, fielding substitute for the injured Lewis Goldsworthy, took a sharp catch above his head.

Liam Dawson edged a low catch to James Hildreth at first slip off Abell and Somerset looked in command.

Northeast went to his half-century off 110 balls, with 10 fours. But, with the total on 148, he top-edged an attempted pull off Abell and skied a catch to wicketkeeper Steve Davies.

By tea, Hampshire had struggled to 157 for six and still required 54 runs to avoid the possibility of following-on.

That prospect was dispelled by McManus and Keith Barker with a stand of 87, compiled with the most positive batting of the day.

Left-hander Barker contributed a valuable 33, but it was McManus, punishing anything loose, who produced most attractive innings.

The wicketkeeper went to fifty with a reverse sweep for four off van der Merwe, a boundary which also took Hampshire past the follow-on figure of 211.

Davey struck again on the fifth over with the second new ball when Barker was caught at second slip.

But McManus found the harder cherry to his liking and collected several crisp boundaries as he and Felix Organ (21 not out) saw Hampshire to the close.


Yorkshire v Sussex         

Yorkshire 272 - for2 wickets(74.0overs)

Sussex 313 all out

Close - Yorkshire trail Sussex by 41 runs with 8 wickets remaining

Sussex’s 16-year-old debutant Dan Ibrahim became the LV= Insurance County Championship’s youngest ever half-centurion before Dawid Malan’s unbeaten 103 put Yorkshire on top during day two at Emerald Headingley.

All-rounder Ibrahim, 16 years and 299 days, moved from 37 overnight to 55 in Sussex’s first-innings 313 before lunch.

Malan, in his first county appearance of the summer, then steered Yorkshire’s reply of 272 for two from 74 overs. Gary Ballance also made 74 not out.

Ibrahim is one of six English 16-year-olds to score fifties in first-class in this country, but only him and Bilal Shafayat have achieved the feat in the Championship.

Ben Coad claimed two of five Sussex wickets to fall in the morning as they advanced from 267 for five, getting Ben Brown caught behind for 127 and Ibrahim caught at third slip.

Steve Patterson and David Willey also struck, while Willey wrapped up the innings with a superb direct hit run out of Jamie Atkins from mid-off at the non-striker’s end.

Adam Lyth pulled the second legitimate ball of the reply, from Henry Crocombe, for six as Yorkshire faced six overs before lunch.

Lyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore shared an opening partnership of 83 inside 18 overs, their second highest stand of the season.

Ibrahim’s seamers made the breakthrough when trapping Kohler-Cadmore lbw for 25 in the first half of the afternoon, continuing the youngster’s memorable day.

Lyth lost his leg stump to Atkins for 48 three overs later as Yorkshire fell to 95 for two in excellent batting conditions.

Shafayat was 16 and 360 days when he scored 72 for Nottinghamshire v Middlesex in 2001.

Ibrahim, 61 days his junior, reached 50 off 114 balls courtesy of an overthrown second run. His composure was the main attribute in a 134-ball innings with eight fours.

Composure is something Yorkshire’s batting has largely lacked this season, but the inclusion of Malan and Ballance following recent unavailability and injury changed that against an inexperienced attack.

England T20 star Malan has been at the IPL and missed last week’s Roses defeat for personal reasons.

Aside from being dropped at first slip on 27 by Travis Head just before tea, he looked untroubled. Ballance was more circumspect on his return from a calf injury, facing 180 balls.

They shared an unbroken 177 partnership for the third wicket, with Malan reaching his century off 153 balls in the day’s final over.

LV=Insurance County Championship, Group Two

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, Day Two, Match report


Group Two leaders Gloucestershire are in danger of slipping to a second consecutive defeat after Leicestershire took firm control on the second day of their LV=Insurance County Championship match.

After seeing their points advantage shrink when they were beaten heavily by Surrey last week, Gloucestershire were bowled out for 158 in reply to Leicestershire’s 451 as left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson - seemingly none the worse for a painful blow on the left forearm while batting - took five for 45 on a turning pitch with the added hazard of variable bounce.

Parkinson struck again after skipper Colin Ackermann enforced the follow-on, having Chris Dent caught at slip in the last over of the day, and Gloucestershire will resume five for one, needing a further 288 to make Leicestershire bat again. 

Only opener Miles Hammond, who made 67, offered profitable resistance in their first innings and there were three wickets also for Ackermann’s off-spin. 

Parkinson’s figures were his best since he took eight for 148 against Worcestershire in 2017, his only other haul of five wickets or higher.

Resuming on 357 for five on the back of Marcus Harris’s 148, Leicestershire achieved their first objective by taking their score past 450, rejecting the temptation to chase a fifth batting bonus point in favour of a more cautious approach.

Harry Swindells made a useful 37 before nicking Tom Smith’s left-arm spin to slip. Mike was trapped in front for 24 but it was only after lunch that the innings fell away, the last three wickets going for 15 in 29 balls. 

Hammond, who had Chris Wright caught tamely off a full toss, took two wickets in an innings for the first time in a first-class match with his off spin. 

Opening the batting, Hammond began aggressively and Gloucestershire raced to 48 from 13 overs before Ackermann struck with his first ball, turning one past the outside edge to bowl the left-handed Dent. 

New man Glenn Phillips went after the off-spinner, launching a slog-sweep T20-style for his third boundary against him, but came unstuck against Parkinson, falling to a brilliantly executed catch on the run by Harris at mid-on. 

Tom Lace, caught behind off Ackermann, Ian Cockbain, caught at second slip off Parkinson and Ryan Higgins, bowled first ball by the Lancastrian, all went cheaply before Hammond’s fell to Parkinson attempting a reverse sweep, the ball keeping low and creeping under his bat.

Smith bowled by Ackermann with another one that did not bounce as anticipated, and after Jonny Tattersall miscued Wright to midwicket, Parkinson claimed his fifth scalp as Josh Shaw went leg before.

Essex vs Nottinghamshire at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford

Nottinghamshire 248/6 having chosen to bat

No play was possible on day two of Essex and Nottinghamshire’s crucial LV= Insurance County Championship fixture at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford due to rain.

Large puddles developed throughout a morning and early afternoon of heavy rain at the River End of the ground.

Umpires Ian Blackwell and Neil Mallender eventually called off the day just before 4pm.

Notts had set up the game nicely on a balanced day one, with Joe Clarke, Lyndon James and Joe Clarke all scoring half-centuries as the visitors reached 248 for six.



Kent V Northants

Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled on day two of Kent’s LV= Insurance County Championship game with Northants at Canterbury.

The visitors were set to resume on 362 for five after dominating for most of the first day, but rain set in overnight and continued throughout the morning. With the outfield covered in puddles and no prospect of an improvement the umpires decided to call stumps at 3.35 pm.

When, or if, play resumes on Saturday, Saif Zaib is 17 not out while Tom Taylor is unbeaten on 19. Northants are currently third in Group Three, but are just two points behind second-placed Yorkshire, having picked up four bonus points so far, while Kent have just one and remain bottom of the table.

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