Round up of Day 2 SpecSavers County Championship Division 2 Matches

Colin Ackerman 196* for Leicestershire today against Middlesex
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Round up of the second day’s play in the SpecSavers County Championship Division 2 matches – Kent v Warwickshire, Leicestershire v Middlesex, Sussex v Durham, Glamorgan v Derbyshire, Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire.

Kent v Warwickshire

Kent moved on from their overnight score of 4-0 in their second innings to 359-6 at the close of play today. Entertaining hundreds from Sean Dickson 133 and Skipper Joe Denly 119 were the mainstay of the Kent innings. Keith Barker 4-64 again, was the pick of the Warwickshire bowlers.

Kent 197 (Joe Denly 59; Keith Barker 5-32) and 359-6 (Sean Dickson 133, Joe Denly 119;Keith Barker 4-64)

Warwickshire 125 (Jonathan Trott 51*; Harry Podmore 4-26, Matt Henry 4-54)

Kent lead Warwickshire by 431 runs with 4 wickets remaining.

Leicestershire v Middlesex

Leicestershire batted on to 427 all out, this morning, with Colin Ackerman 196* just missing out on his double hundred. Gavin Griffiths 40 supported him well as they finished 74 runs on from their overnight score of 353-8.

Leicestershire 427 (Colin Ackerman 196*, Neil Dexter 66 ; Tim Murtagh 5-60 ) and 0-1

Middlesex 233 (Dawid Malan 78*, Paul Stirling 54; Ben Raine 3-53, Zak Chappell 4-65)

In reply, Middlesex were bowled out for 233, Dawid Malan 78* and Paul Stirling 54 the only batsmen to pass fifty, mainly due to tight bowling from the Leicestershire bowlers Ben Raine 3-53 and Zak Chappell 4-65.

At the close, Leicestershire were 0-1 in their second innings, losing Horton for 0. Leicestershire lead Middlesex by 194 runs with 9 wickets remaining.

Sussex v Durham

Sussex put on another 113 runs this morning before being all out for 552. Michael Burgess (96) just missing out on a hundred. Ben Brown was out early on for 52 but Michael Burgess kept the score ticking over supported by Jofra Archer and Ollie Robinson. Chris Rushworth and Matthew Salisbury were the pick of the Durham bowlers with 3 wickets a piece.

Sussex 552 (Philip Salt 130,Tom Haines 124, Harry Finch 56, Ben Brown 52, Michael Burgess 96)

Durham 202-4 (Will Smith 90*, Paul Collingwood 44)

In reply, Durham were 202-4 at the close mainly due to Will Smith 90* and Paul Collingwood 44 who batted really well following the loss of two early wickets.

Glamorgan v Derbyshire

After a damp day yesterday, things were a lot brighter in St Helens and for Glamorgan who put on over 100 runs for the last 3 wickets, finishing 283 all out, with Andrew Salter 72*. Tony Palladino completed his 5 fer (5-69) and was the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers.

Glamorgan 283 (Chris Cooke 69, Andrew Salter 72*;Tony Palladino 5-69)

Derbyshire 207-3 (Ben Slater 52, Alex Hughes 67*)

In reply, Derbyshire were 207-3, Ben Slater 52 and  Alex Hughes 67* getting most of the runs with Wayne Madsen 41. Derbyshire trail Glamorgan by 76 runs with 7 wickets left.

Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire were skittled for just 62 all out, this morning, adding just 37 runs for loss of 9 wickets. Ben Sanderson 5-16 off 14 overs and Steven Crook 3-11 doing the damage for Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire 282 (Ben Duckett 52, Luke Proctor 70, Richard Levi 63; Matt Taylor 4-70)

Gloucestershire 62 ( Ben Sanderson 5-16, Steven Crook 3-11) and 245-8 (Ryan Higgins 63;Brett Hutton 6-57)

In their second innings, Gloucestershire were forced to follow on. and were 245-8 at the close and lead Northamptonshire by 25 runs with 2 wickets remaining. Brett Hutton 6-57 did the damage for Northamptonshire with the ball.

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