Round up of Day 2 SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 Matches

Round up of Day 2 SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 Matches
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Round up of the second day's play in the SpecSavers County Championship Division 1 matches – Essex v Nottinghamshire, County Ground, Chelmsford - Surrey v Somerset, Woodbridge Road, Guildford - Worcestershire v Lancashire, New Road, Worcester - Hampshire v Yorkshire, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

Essex v Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire were bowled out earlier today for 380 adding just 69 runs to their overnight score. Simon Harmer finishing with 4-78 was the pick of the Essex bowlers.

Nottinghamshire 380 (Ross Taylor 146, Chris Nash 51; Simon Harmer 4-78)  and 35-1

Essex 206 ( Ravi Bopara 69; Luke Fletcher 4-43, Matt Carter 4-34)

In reply, Essex were bowled out 208. mainly due to some excellent pace bowling from Luke Fletcher 4-43 and Notts spinner Matt Carter 4-34. Ravi Bopara was the only Essex batsman to pass fifty.

Notts finished the day 35-1, with a lead of 209 runs with 9 wickets remaining.

Surrey v Somerset

Ollie Pope completed a marvellous century, at Guildford, today hitting 117 before Surrey were all out for 459, Rikki Clarke scored 42 and Tim Groenewald 4-78 was the pick of the Somerset bowlers.

Surrey 459 (Rory Burns 66, Scott Borthwick 83, Ollie Pope 117; Tim Groenewald 4-78)

Somerset 180 ( Edward Byrom 52;Ryan Patel  6-5, Rikki Clarke 4-32)

In reply, Somerset were bowled out for 180 in their 1st innings, mainly due to some amazing bowling from Ryan Patel  6-5 and Rikki Clarke 4-32. Edward Byrom 52 and Matt Renshaw started promisingly but then it all went wrong for Somerset.

Somerset were forced to follow on and were 18-0 at the close,  trailing Surrey by 261 runs with 10 wickets remaining.

Worcestershire v Lancashire

Lancashire added just 44 runs to their overnight total of 86-5 and were all out for 130. Ed Barnard completed his 5 fer (5-34) and Charlie Morris picked up a couple of wickets to finish off the Lancashire innings.

Worcestershire 247 (Daryl Mitchell 118; Jordan Clark 4-56, Joe Mennie 4-53) and 361-4

Lancashire 130 (Ed Barnard 5-34)

In reply, Worcestershire set about the Lancashire bowlers with gusto, Daryl Mitchell (163) and Martin Guptill (111) both scoring hundreds, Daryl Mitchell completing his second hundred of the match. Worcestershire finished the day on 361-4 and lead Lancashire by 478 runs with 6 wickets remaining going into the third day.

Hampshire v Yorkshire

Yorkshire added another 35 runs to their overnight score after being all out 350. Dale Steyn completed his 5 fer (5-66) and was the pick of the Hampshire bowlers in the first innings.

Yorkshire 350 (Gary Ballance 109 ,Harry Brook 79; Dale Steyn 5-66)

Hampshire 245-3 

In reply, Hampshire lost Joe Weatherley early but they recovered and at close of play were 245-3, thanks to Jimmy Adams 133* and Tom Alsop 62*

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