Round up 4thDay - SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 - June 23rd

Round up 4thDay - SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 - June 23rd
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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

Worcestershire beat Lancashire by 202 runs  

Lancashire were 269-4, at the close of play yesterday, needing 333 runs to win with 6 wickets in hand today.

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.

 

Nottinghamshire beat Essex by 301 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.

 

Hampshire drew with Yorkshire

Yorkshire started the day’s play on 91-2 , trailing Hampshire by 2 runs, with 8 wickets remaining.

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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