Tim Wigmore at Lancashire (80-5) v Surrey
Liam Livingstone’s wisdom in deciding to bat first on a rather sepulchral morning is looking increasingly dubious. Just like last week, albeit not quite as spectacularly, Mark Footitt is decimating the visitors’ batting line-up at the Oval. Two balls after flicking Footitt for four, Livingstone flicked a delivery straight to square leg, so disgusted with himself that he started walking off as soon as he hit the shot. Only two balls later, Dane Vilas played across the line, missed, and was given out in spite of his considerable forward stride. So Lancashire have had a bleak morning, and Footitt now has 11 Championship wickets at 13.09 apiece this season. Could he be the first left-armer to make his Test debut for England since Ryan Sidebottom, way back in 2001?