Round up of the final day’s play in the SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 matches – Worcestershire v Lancashire, Essex v Nottinghamshire and Hampshire v Yorkshire
Lancashire were 269-4, at the close of play yesterday, needing 333 runs to win with 6 wickets in hand today.
Lancashire 399 all out Onions b Barnard 0 - Worcestershire win by 202 runs pic.twitter.com/UJlR6j6Qm6— Worcestershire CCC (@WorcsCCC) June 23, 2018
Worcestershire 247 (Daryl Mitchell 118; Jordan Clark 4-56, Joe Mennie 4-53) and 484-7 dec (Daryl Mitchell 163, Martin Guptill 111,Tom Fell 62, Ben Cox 58*)
Lancashire 130 (Ed Barnard 5-34) & 399 ( Keaton Jennings 177, Alex Davies 64; Ed Barnard 4-95)
Result – Worcestershire won by 202 runs.
It was always going to be a tall order and when Keaton Jennings was out for 177, that was basically curtains for Lancashire. Ed Barnard (4-95) again bowled well for Worcestershire taking them to a win by 202 runs.
Essex were 88-4 at the start of play today, needing a further 353 runs to beat Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire 380 (Ross Taylor 146, Chris Nash 51; Simon Harmer 4-78) & 266 (Jake Libby 51, Tom Moores 87; Matthew Quinn 3-23)
Essex 206 ( Ravi Bopara 69; Luke Fletcher 4-43, Matt Carter 4-34) & 139 (Matthew Milnes 4-44)
Result - Nottinghamshire won by 301 runs
Essex lost their remaining wickets for just 51 runs today and Nottinghamshire won by 301 runs. Matthew Milnes 4-44 was the pick of the Nottinghamshire bowlers.
Yorkshire started the day’s play on 91-2 , trailing Hampshire by 2 runs, with 8 wickets remaining.
MATCH DRAWN: The players are shaking hands here and the match has been declared a draw...??— Hampshire Cricket (@hantscricket) June 23, 2018
A good battle across the four days with impressive performances with both bat and ball from the lads.
We go again on Monday v @lancscricket! ?? pic.twitter.com/f0UK4BtcBg
Yorkshire 350 (Gary Ballance 109 ,Harry Brook 79; Dale Steyn 5-66) & 263-6
Hampshire 443 (Jimmy Adams 147,Tom Alsop 62, Gareth Berg 84*; Jack Brooks 5-124)
Yorskshire put up some stubborn resistance today against some fine bowling by Hampshire. They ended the day declaring on 263-6 and the match was drawn.
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